Colombia, US ask for observance of Venezuelan Constitution
The request was made by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met in Washington
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Tuesday in Washington the observance of the Venezuelan Constitution in the event of political transition, Department of State Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported.
Holguín and Clinton discussed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting at the US Department of State. "A political transition of any kind should be in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution," they said, according to Nuland in a press conference, AFP quoted.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.