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July 7, 2017
ParlAmericas urges respect for the rights of Venezuelan parliamentarians

ParlAmericas, as an institution that promotes democratic strengthening and parliamentary diplomacy in the inter-American system, upholds cooperative political dialogue and good legislative practices.

In light of the events in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on July 5, ParlAmericas expresses its solidarity with the parliamentarians affected by the regrettable acts of violence carried out in the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Recognizing the universal principles of sovereignty and people’s right to self-determination, ParlAmericas rejects violence in all its forms and manifestations, and puts forward a respectful call to both sides for a peaceful resolution of differences through dialogue in observance of, and unhindered respect for, the personal integrity and security of Venezuelan parliamentarians.