Assad: What is going on in Venezuela is similar to Syria

What is going on in Venezuela is similar to what happened in Syria and that aims at imposing hegemony on states and controlling their independent decision, which undermines the international law and contradicts the most important principles of the UN Charter i.e. the respect of states’ sovereignty and right of self-determination., Syrian President Bashar Assad told Venezuela’s Foreign Minister.

What is happening in Venezuela is similar to the developments in Syria,” Bashar Assad told Jorge Arreaza during his visit to Damascus, as quoted by Russian media. Those interfering in both crises seek “hegemony” over Syria’s and Venezuela’s sovereignty, Assad claimed.

President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday received Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza and the accompanying delegation.
President al-Assad was briefed on the latest developments taking place in Venezuela by Minister Arreaza, as he expressed confidence that Caracas will overcome the crisis that it is currently facing and restore the state of stability soon enough.
For his part, Arreaza thanked President al-Assad for his supportive stance to Caracas with regards to overcoming its current crisis and stressed that the tools and steps used by the states, which are enemies of Venezuela, are similar to those used in Syria for igniting war in it, adding that what has happened to his country is an episode of a series of the US continuous attempts for decades to control the Venezuela’s independent decision and the Venezuelan people’s resources.
The meeting also dealt with the close relations binding Syria and Venezuela and the importance of going ahead in boosting them in a way that serves the interests of the two countries’ peoples.

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