Carlos Vecchio thanked the US President for his support.
Charge d’affaires of Venezuela in the United States, Carlos Vecchio, is appointed opposition leader Juan Guaido, held a meeting with the American President Donald Trump, during which he asked him to increase pressure on the leader of the Bolivarian Republic Nicolas Maduro.
“I had the opportunity to thank the President Donald Trump for supporting our people in their efforts to restore democracy. We insist on increasing the pressure necessary to withdraw [Venezuela] from the hands of the dictator who usurped power,” Vecchio wrote on Tuesday in his Twitter.
The opposition representative noted that the meeting took place during Trump’s visit to Florida on February 18.
On January 23 Guaido, whose appointment to the post of speaker of Parliament two days earlier revoked by the Supreme court of Venezuela, declared himself the acting President. On the same day, the interim head of state was recognized by the United States, they were joined by members of the Lima Group (with the exception of Mexico), the Organization of American States, and a number of other countries. Maduro called the incident a coup attempt and announced the severance of diplomatic relations with the United States.
Several European countries showed Maduro ultimatum demanding early elections of the head of state, and after the expiration of the proposed time also recognized Guaido the interim President. Russia, Belarus, Bolivia, Iran, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Syria and Turkey supported Maduro.