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Venezuela : Juan Guaidó shows support for Morocco’s autonomy plan

Juan Guaido, the acting president of Venezuela. / DR
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The President of the National Assembly and acting president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó expressed, on Thursday, his full support for the autonomy plan, proposed by Morocco.

«Thank you to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Morocco for confirming his support for the National Assembly and the interim presidency today during our conversation», he said on his Twitter account. Juan Guaidó thus affirmed that the government in charge in Venezuela «recognizes the territorial sovereignty» of Morocco and «supports its proposal for autonomy in the Sahara region».

In a statement shared on the website of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Guaidó also thanked King Mohammed VI and the government of Morocco for their support for the democratic transition in Venezuela. He pleaded for «a just, lasting and final solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara».

In January 2019, Morocco was one of the first countries to speak with Juan Guaidó after the re-election denounced by the Venezuelan opposition of Nicolas Maduro. Three months later, the president of the National Assembly of this Latin American country, who has long been one of the Polisario's main allies, appointed a new ambassador to Morocco.

Morocco has since reaffirmed its support for the Venezuelan opposition on several occasions, notably in September 2019 at the UN and in January 2020.

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