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WorldCanada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela

10:00  03 june  2019
10:00  03 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Canada on Sunday announced that it was suspending operations at its embassy in Venezuela over the government's refusal to accredit Canadian diplomats who had voiced criticism of the political situation in the country. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that Ottawa

“As Venezuela slides deeper into dictatorship, and as Venezuelans continue to suffer at the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime, the regime has taken Therefore, we are left with no choice but to temporarily suspend our operations at the Embassy of Canada to Venezuela , effective immediately.

Canada suspends operations at embassy in Venezuela© Lars Hagberg Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa had "no choice" but to suspend operations at Ottawa's embassy in Venezuela

Canada announced Sunday it was temporarily shutting its embassy in Venezuela, blaming President Nicolas Maduro for refusing to accredit diplomats critical of his regime.

At the same time, Ottawa is reviewing the status of Maduro envoys to Canada.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that "the regime has taken steps to limit the ability of foreign embassies to function in Venezuela, particularly those advocating for the restoration of democracy" there.

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Canada suspended operations at its embassy in Venezuela on Sunday, saying the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro regime would not renew visas for its diplomats, VOA news reports. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement that Canada had no choice.

Canada has announced that it is shutting its embassy in the Venezuelan capital Caracas temporarily. Venezuela is engulfed in a political crisis with two rival politicians - President Maduro and National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó - claiming to be the country's legitimate leader.

In January Canada, along with the United States and major Latin American powers, was among the first to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's claim to be acting president, beginning a months-long power struggle between him and Maduro.

Soon, Canadian diplomats in Venezuela "will no longer be in a position to obtain diplomatic accreditation under the Maduro regime, and their visas will expire," Freeland said.

"Therefore, we are left with no choice but to temporarily suspend our operations at the Embassy of Canada to Venezuela, effective immediately."

More than 50 countries now recognize Guaido rather than leftist firebrand Maduro, who has presided over a crumbling economy and was re-elected in a ballot widely regarded as a sham.

Freeland also said Canada is "evaluating the status of Venezuelan diplomats appointed by the Maduro regime to Canada."

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Venezuela has announced it will close its consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, leaving only its embassy in Ottawa to handle its affairs in Canada. Citing the principle of reciprocity, the Venezuelan foreign ministry said "it will temporarily stop providing services at its general consulates in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal." "All the functions of Venezuelan diplomacy in Canada will be concentrated at the headquarters of its embassy in Ottawa," it said.

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