Brussels Calls On Venezuela Not To Expel EU Ambassador
Sumaira FH 12 days ago Wed 01st July 2020 | 01:50 AM
Brussels, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 1st Jul, 2020 ) :The European Union called Tuesday on Venezuela to reverse its decision to expel the EU's envoy in Caracas as it summoned the Venezuelan ambassador to Brussels in protest.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the EU's Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa 72 hours to leave the country in response to European sanctions against 11 Venezuelans.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has condemned the expulsion, saying it would not go unanswered and urged Maduro to change course.
"We are calling (on Venezuela) to reverse this decision," Borrell said in a statement.
European diplomacy spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson told reporters Brussels would summon the Venezuelan ambassador on Tuesday but sources later told AFP the "talks will not happen today.
" The EU spokeswoman said the bloc would see what action can be taken while pointing out that it "cannot physically expel an ambassador from a territory, since that is a competence of a host country".