For the deputy, the presence of Pompeo in the place on the eve of the presidential election in the United States does not “match the good international diplomatic practice” and affront Brazilian foreign and defense policies. During the visit, Pompeo said the United States will “remove” Nicolás Maduro from Venezuela’s presidency.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Roraima
“The secretary’s visit […], at the moment when there is only 46 days left for the American presidential election, it does not comply with good international diplomatic practice and affronts the traditions of autonomy and pride in our foreign and defense policies ”, said Maia in a note.
The deputy added that, as president of the Chamber, he felt an “obligation” to highlight that the Federal Constitution provides that Brazil guides its international relations based on the principles of independence, self-determination of peoples, non-intervention and defense of peace.
“The Baron of Rio Branco left us a legacy of stability at our borders and peaceful and respectful coexistence with our neighbors in South America. Such heritage must be preserved with zeal and attention, since it constitutes one of the pillars of national sovereignty. and the mainstay of our defense policy ”, stated Rodrigo Maia in the document.
Meeting with Venezuelans
In Roraima, government secretary Donald Trump met with Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo to discuss, according to the US embassy, Venezuelan immigration. The meeting would be part of an agenda of meetings with Latin American leaders.
In the capital Boa Vista, Pompeo provoked agglomeration during a visit to the Operation Reception Identification and Screening Post.
He also met a family of Venezuelans who live in a place intended for immigrants.
Operation Welcomed is a humanitarian task force that coordinates shelters and interiorization processes for Venezuelans who enter Brazil through Roraima. The work has been done since March 2018 by the Army, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and the Federal Police.
Read the full Rodrigo Maia note:
The visit of the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, this Friday, to the facilities of Operation Welcomed, in Roraima, near the border with Venezuela, at a time when there is only 46 days before the American presidential election, it is consistent with good international diplomatic practice and defies the traditions of autonomy and pride in our foreign and defense policies.
As President of the Chamber of Deputies, I find myself under the obligation to reiterate the provisions of Article 4 of the Federal Constitution, which list the principles by which Brazil must guide its international relations. In particular, the principles of: (I) national independence must be emphasized; (III) self-determination of peoples; (IV) non-intervention; and (V) defense of peace.
Patron of Brazilian diplomacy, the Baron of Rio Branco left us a legacy of stability on our borders and peaceful and respectful coexistence with our neighbors in South America. Such a heritage must be preserved with zeal and attention, since it is one of the pillars of national sovereignty and the mainstay of our defense policy.
President of the Chamber of Deputies
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