This Wednesday, the vice president of the African Union, Thomas Kwesi Quartey, sent a message of solidarity to the people of Venezuela and in support of the constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, the information was disseminated through the account Twitter of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, @CancilleriaVE.

#FOTO | Embajador de Venezuela en Etiopía, Modesto Ruiz es recibido por el Vicepdte. de la Unión Africana, Thomas Kwesi Quartey, quien envía un mensaje de solidaridad al pueblo de Venezuela y el respaldo al presidente constitucional Nicolás Maduro

— Cancillería ?? (@CancilleriaVE) January 30, 2019

The African Union is a political bloc of 55 African states, was established on May 26, 2001 in Addis Ababa and started operating on July 9, 2002 in Durban (South Africa) to replace the Organization for African Unity (OAU). .

The African Union sent its message of solidarity to the government of President Maduro through the Venezuelan ambassador in Ethiopia, Modesto Ruíz. The Bolivarian Government continues to receive expressions of solidarity in opposition to the coup plans of the opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, deputy to the National Assembly in contempt since 2016. Guaidó enjoys the backing of the US and satellite governments in the region.

In this context, there have been demonstrations in favor to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the face of external aggression, in countries of the mother Africa such as Mali, Tunisia, Namibia, among others.

In addition to express support for the head of state Nicolás Maduro to confront Guaidó’s attempts to illegally assume the presidency as a puppet figure of the US government, the African protesters denounced “the repetitive and savage attempts at a coup d’état that US imperialism is plotting in Venezuela”.

As revealed by the US news agency The Associated Press (AP), Guaidó prepared the attempted coup in Venezuela on secret trips to the US, Colombia and Brazil, and has the obvious and direct support of Donald Trump.

Countries such as Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Iran, China and Syria have announced their full support for Venezuela and the national leader Nicolás Maduro in the face of the blatant coup attempt.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela