- MAIRA FERREIRA
27 de abril de 2017 08:12 AM
Actualizado el 01 de mayo de 2017 09:32 AM
Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez reported on Wednesday that her government would start taking steps to pull out of the Organization of American States (OAS).
“Tomorrow (Thursday, April 27), we will submit, as instructed by President Nicolás Maduro, the letter of resignation from the OAS,” the minister said, adding that the procedure will take 24 months.
Rodríguez clarified that her country will take part no more in the sessions of the regional organization.
The decision came after a call from 19 Member States for an urgent special session at the OAS Permanent Council to discuss the current state of affairs in Venezuela.
Venezuela needs to wait two years and repay the debt owed to the OAS amounting to USD 8.7 million, in addition to USD 1.8 million for socioeconomic matters, Efe reported.