Foreign Ministers of ALBA meet in Caracas
Venezuelan FM Elías Jaua thinks that whoever who wants links with Venezuela should respect
Jaua told inter-state TV channel Telesur that the appointment on Thursday will be a "very interesting" political council of the ALBA, where issues such as the reelection of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and Cuba's Raúl Castro will be discussed. Additionally, a stance will be taken on, among others, the election to be held in Paraguay next April, Efe quoted.
Minister Jaua also referred to the comments lately made by US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, about the Venezuelan political state of affairs and the health condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
"Again, whoever willing to hold relations with Venezuela must do it on the grounds of common respect, non-meddling in internal affairs, as we are not to interfere in the affairs of third countries."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."