29 de septiembre de 2016 14:03 PM
Actualizado el 30 de septiembre de 2016 10:58 AM
On behalf of some thirty countries including Spain, Paraguayan Foreign Vice-Minister Oscar Cabello Sarubbi on Thursday requested the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to foster protection programs for food security in Venezuela, an initiative labeled as meddling attempts by Caracas.
The minister, who traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to deliver a speech at the Human Rights Council, additionally asked the High Commissioner to assess “a cooperation proposal” from the Holy See, which recently volunteered as a mediator in Venezuelan government-opposition talks.
“We urge the Venezuelan government to embrace the Holy See’s willingness. We are convinced that timely and bona fide political talks will be the most efficient instrument to address urgent needs of the Venezuelan people, preserve peace and security,” he added.
Last week, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, lamented that Venezuela had denied access to experts in fundamental rights and liberties, despite serious claims of abuses, Efe cited.