Montevideo Mechanism Considered Ideal for Solution in Venezuela

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Mexico’s foreign secretary Marcelo Ebrard in Montevideo after a summit on the Venezuelan crisis, Feb. 7

Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The Montevideo Mechanism is still the ideal tool for a peaceful solution in Venezuela, Mexico and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) agreed, according to a statement released on Saturday.

The press release from the Foreign Ministry, quoted by local media, indicates that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon met on Friday with CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque, and both expressed concern about a possible increase in violence in Venezuela.

After their meeting in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both officials decided to reiterate the invitation to all Venezuelan stakeholders to approach the Montevideo Mechanism, which was proposed a month ago and remains unspecified.

They considered this tool to be appropriate for proactive and conciliatory diplomacy, based on international law principles.

During the meeting, they agreed on the urgency to implement broad dialogue leading to a negotiated solution among Venezuelan citizens, according to the document.

La Rocque also met with the undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Maximiliano Reyes Zuñiga, during which they also proposed to continue working towards a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan situation, based on the Montevideo Mechanism.

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