Venezuela denounces vandalization of consular headquarters in Bogotá | News

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela denounced this Monday through an official statement, the vandalization against its consular headquarters located in Bogotá, the Colombian capital.

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“The lack of shelter and protection of this consular headquarters violates the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in its articles 22 and 45, of which both States are parties,” the official document stressed.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry emphasized that the events raised are illegal and are carried out permanently, “the receiving State is incurring by action or omission in a flagrant and repeated violation of the essential norms on which diplomatic relations are based,” they limit.

The Bolivarian Government demands that the Colombian authorities respect and protect the diplomatic and consular offices of Venezuela, according to what was issued in the Foreign Ministry statement.

The headquarters of the Consulate General of the Bolivarian nation is located on the North highway with 105 in the city of Santa Fe de Bogotá and the fire occurred in the early hours of this Monday, April 18, 2022.

For its part, the Colombian Foreign Ministry has not yet issued a statement explaining what happened, nor have the police authorities reported on what happened at the Venezuelan consular headquarters.

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