20 January 2019 07:30
Updated January 20, 2019 at 08:11
Mario Abdo Benitez, president of Paraguay, and Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada, have agreed to continue working together to promote democracy, the rule of law and human rights in Venezuela.
Abdo Benítez and Trudeau held a telephone conversation on Friday afternoon in which they addressed various international issues, including the Venezuelan crisis and the state of trade negotiations between Canada and Mercosur, composed of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
In relation to Venezuela, both States have committed themselves to working together, as well as collaborating and supporting the decisions of the Lima group, to which both Paraguay and Canada belong.
Paraguay is the only country in that group that has decided to break off diplomatic relations with Venezuela to "completely isolate" Nicolás Maduro, as said this week by Luis Alberto Castiglioni, Chancellor of Paraguay.