Military intervention in Venezuela must be avoided, EU says

The European Union on Monday urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela, news wires reported."We must avoid a military intervention," Maja Kocijancic, the spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told reporters.

"What is explicitly quite clear, from our point of view, is that we need a peaceful political and democratic and Venezuelan-owned resolution of this crisis," she added. The EU reached its position at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels last Monday.Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borell on Sudnay warned clearly again that Madrid will not support and will firmly condemn any foreign military intervention.

Venezuela's opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido is in Bogota for talks with allies in the regional Lima Group of countries on measures to compel President Nicolas Maduro to leave office.


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