Newly appointed Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo speaks upon arrival to Carrasco International Airport in Ciudad de la Costa, Canelones Department, near the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, on July 5, 2020. – Bustillo arrived on Sunday in Montevideo on the first commercial flight from Spain amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and will have to undergo quarantine before taking up his duties.
Photo by Pablo Porciuncula – AFP.
The new Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo introduced the course of action that will guide his tenure and the foreign policy of the government of President Luis Lacalle Pou.
In this respect, he announced changes in the country’s strategy on Venezuela, and made it clear that the Nicolás Maduro regime is a dictatorship.
“According to public international law, democratic norms, my own conviction, and that of the president of the Republic, of the entire government, and undoubtedly of any person born in the land of Artigas [Uruguay’s national hero], I freely say without offence nor fear, Venezuela is a dictatorship,” he emphasized.
Uruguay will continue to be a part of the international groups that seek a democratic exit for Venezuela, but will no longer encourage dialogue with the Maduro regime.
“We will no longer promote actions in favor of a dialogue where conversations are abundant, but where one of the parties lacks goodwill,” said the new Uruguayan foreign minister.
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