Bolivia's President Evo Morales has backed efforts for dialogue in Venezuela and condemned attempts by the United States to destabilize the region.
Morales shared a message of solidarity with Venezuela ON his official Twitter account, posting that the best help for Venezuela "is respect for its sovereignty” and to stand in “solidarity”.
He made his comments on the eve of his visit to Caracas, where he is to attend the World Summit in Solidarity with Venezuela. The event is an international forum bringing together 197 delegates representing political and social organizations from around the world to discuss peace and international solidarity with the country.
Morales denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans for a “coup intervention” that would be in alliance with right-wing governments in the region.
Trump is set to meet with several Latin American presidents on Monday, including Brazil's Michel Temer, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and Argentina's Mauricio Macri with the issue of Venezuela topping the agenda.
Inadmisible cómo presidente Trump llama a su edificio a algunos presidentes latinos para que mientras cenan, apoyen intervención a Venezuela— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) September 16, 2017
"When Venezuela advances for peace and dialogue as requested by Pope Francis, Trump and his agents insist on coup interventionism."
"Inadmissible that President Trump calls to his building some Latino presidents (who over) dinner will support intervention in Venezuela."
The U.S. national security adviser H. R McMaster has said it is "unlikely" that a dialogue between Trump and the Venezuelan government can occur.
The meetings between the Venezuelan government and opposition have been taking place in the Dominican Republic.Morales' support comes in the wake of renewed sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela last month. In August, Trump also said he would not rule out the option of military action against the country.
In addition, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control placed restrictions on six members of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly.