Germany Calls for Political Solutions in Venezuela

Berlin, MINA – Germany warned on Tuesday (30/4) of war on armed conflict in Venezuela and called on their parties to take political steps to pave the way for a peaceful solution.

“We don’t think violence offers a way forward. We need a political, not a military solution, ” wrote German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in a Twitter post, Anadolu Agency reported.

He reaffirmed German support for the Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, to start a political process leding to free and fair elections in the country.

Earlier, opposition leader Juan Guaido released a video on Twitter in which he was seen alongside soldiers, calling for uprising to end the “usurpation” of President Maduro.

Maduro, for his part, called on people to take to the streets “to protect the homeland and constitutional order”.

Venezuela has been rocked by protests since Jan. 10, when Maduro was sworn in for a second term following a vote boycotted by the opposition.

Tensions escalated when Guaido, who heads Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself acting president on Jan. 23, a move which was supported by the U.S. and many European and Latin American countries. (T/Ast/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)