CARACAS, Tuesday March 04, 2014 | Update

FM Jaua: Venezuela does not need international mediation

"There is no formal proposal of mediation from any country"

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua during his presentation on Monday at the United Nations (Reuters)
Tuesday March 04, 2014  11:14 AM
Venezuela needs no international mediation to settle its domestic affairs, said on Tuesday Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Elías Jaua when queried about a visit to Caracas of the Special Advisor for International Affairs of the Brazilian President's Office, Marco Aurelio García.

"There is no formal proposal of mediation from any country.  Anyway, Venezuela does not need any international mediation. We, Venezuelans, can resolve our problems," Jaua said during a press conference, Efe cited.

Several Brazilian newspapers reported on Tuesday that García is leaving for Caracas to "officially" take part in the commemoration of the death of President Hugo Chávez and that he would "avail himself of the occasion" to meet with top government authorities and have a talk on the Venezuelan crisis.

The Foreign Minister spent one and a half day in Geneva, where he took part in the high-level segment of the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Jaua also met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.