17 January 2019 07:22
The United Nations (UN) recalled that governments must respond to press questions, after this Wednesday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza refused to do so.
"We were not told in advance that there would be no questions and answers, I would say that when you book a press room there are questions and answers," said Stéphane Dujarric, spokesperson for the organization.
Dujarric took the opportunity to remind national representatives that the "tradition" in the press room of the UN is to talk and then accept the questions. "We hope the tradition is respected," said the spokesperson, who recalled that the United Nations offers space to member states to interact with journalists.
On Wednesday, Arreaza appeared before the press in the room above after a meeting with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.
The chancellor explained the outcome of the meeting for over 20 minutes and denounced that his government is facing a US-led coup attempt.
At the end of his presentation, Arreaza left the room without accepting any questions, which he did not do when the journalists questioned him again in the corridors of the UN headquarters.