Through a communiqué issued on Wednesday, CELAC reaffirms its concern about the adoption of a Law by the Government of the United States, that imposes sanctions against Government officials of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Following, the full communiqué of the CELAC:
CELAC: Communiqué on unilateral actions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Communiqué of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States on Unilateral Actions against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) reiterates its rejection of the application of unilateral coercive measures, contrary to International Law.
CELAC reaffirms its concern about the adoption of a law by the Government of the United States, that applies unilateral sanctions against Government officials of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; just as it was expressed by the Heads of State and Government in the special Communiqué adopted within the framework of the 3rd CELAC Summit in Belem, on January 29, 2015.
CELAC reaffirms the principles of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, agreed at their Second Summit, held in Havana on January 28 and 29, 2014, in which all Member States of the international community are urged to fully respect such Proclamation in their relations with the CELAC Member States, including the commitment not to intervene, directly or indirectly, in the internal affairs of any other State, and to observe the principles of national sovereignty, equality of rights and self-determination of peoples.
CELAC welcomes and encourages the promotion of dialogue and cooperation between Member States as a means to promote political, social and economic development of its members, and therefore it urges the States to refrain from any action that may affect such dialogue.