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Spain offers to mediate in crisis in Venezuela

"Spain is always ready to foster rapprochement in any region of the world (...) and that possibility is greater in countries with which we have ties as important as with Latin American countries and Venezuela," Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García Margallo told reporters in Washington

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Monday April 29, 2013  05:52 PM
If requested, Spain is willing to mediate in Venezuela to help ease the tensions sparked by the presidential vote, whose results the opposition refuses to recognize, said Monday Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García Margallo.

"Spain is always ready to foster rapprochement in any region of the world (...) and that possibility is greater in countries with which we have ties as important as with Latin American countries and Venezuela," García Margallo told reporters in Washington, AFP quoted.

"We would be absolutely delighted to do something, whatever it is that we are asked, to ensure that Venezuela achieves peace, prosperity, and stability," said the minister, after attending a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) in his honor.

García Margallo said, however, that any Spanish mediation in Venezuela should be requested by the government of President Nicolás Maduro.

"Venezuela is a sovereign country and has to make the decision to ask for help or not, but we are interested in the future" of the country, he said.
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