UN Chief Rules Out Meeting Venezuela’s Guaido in New York

Posted on September 18, 2019 2:32 pm

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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out meeting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido if he attends next week’s General Assembly, despite the support he has among most Western and Latin American nations.

“No, that’s not being planned,” the U.N. chief told a news conference about the annual global summit when asked if he would meet Guaido.

FILE – Venezuela’s National Assembly President and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaido speaks to the press in Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 16, 2019.

He added, however, that the United Nations maintained “regular contact” with Venezuela’s opposition.

More than 50 nations recognize Guaido as the interim president,