Venezuela rejects coercive and unilateral US measures against Conviasa
Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza rejected new coercive and unilateral measures against Venezuela’s state owned airline CONVIASA S.A. (Conviasa) and said that “nothing they do will distort the dignity of a free people.”
Sigue la Diplomacia del absurdo. Pretenden perjudicar a millares de usuarios. Sus "sanciones" ya afectan a millones de venezolanos. Nada de lo que hagan torcerá la dignidad de un pueblo libre. @Secpompeo: vuelva a la Diplomacia real, si no quiere seguir quedando en ridículo. https://t.co/NSBqFglYjg
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) February 7, 2020
He also said Pompeo continues with “the Diplomacy of the absurd” and stressed that with these actions the Trump administration “intends to harm thousands of Venezuelans.”
The publication was made after the announcements of the Secretary of State of the United States against Venezuela in which they intend to control the assets of the Venezuelan State.
For his part, the president of Conviasa, Ramón Velásquez Araguayan, in his instagram @rvaraguayan published a statement from the Sectorial Vice Presidency of the Economy in which he states that the sanctions imposed by the United States Department of the Treasury against the airline, affect to more than 500 thousand Venezuelans who annually travel by air to 28 national connections that our consortium has today, they also prevent cultural and commercial exchange between the nations that are part of the international itinerary of the airline.
Conviasa (legally Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A., “Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautics Industries and Air Services”) is an airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Venezuela, near Caracas. It is the flag carrier and largest airline of Venezuela, operating services to domestic destinations and to destinations in the Caribbean and South America.