Primer ministro de Curazao niega petición de cónsul venezolana de rechazar decreto injerencista de Obama
Curacao PM ‘unhappy’ with Venezuelan consul
Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Ajes did not have much to say about his recent conversation with the Venezuelan consul Marisol Gutierrez de Almeida.
“It’s delicate. A discussion of this diplomatic level. I cannot say much about it. Except that the government is unhappy with the way the petition for endorsement of Venezuela has started. We as a government have not even met the new consul,” said the prime minister during the weekly press conference of the Council of Ministers.
The interview between the prime minister and the Venezuelan consul took place last week. When asked what the content of the meeting between the two was, the prime minister referred to an earlier press release by the government. http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Venezuelan-consul-summoned-by-Curacao-PM-25410.html
The prime minister stressed that Curacao is a neutral territory and it is not desirable to influence the population in a diplomatic issue. But there is freedom of speech. That should also be respected.
Asjes also said that he had thoroughly reviewed the matter and concluded that the action is a campaign that was launched worldwide. Not only in Curacao.
The day after taking office, the new Venezuelan consul started a petition against the executive order by US President Barack Obama to the effect that Venezuela is a national security threat to the United States.
The Venezuelan consulate in Curacao was still open for visitors to sign the petition, even after the conversation with the prime minister.
In 2013, the Venezuelan ambassador was expelled from the United States after a diplomatic row between the two countries.