The Vice President of Venezuela, Aristibulo Almeida has called for the support of Nigeria and the international community to prevail on the US to end attack and sanctions on his country.
Almeida said this on Thursday in Abuja at the “Venezuela Solidarity Campaign on US Hands off Venezuela”.
He said that US government never recognised the government of Venezuela and started an economic war against the country, adding that US had vowed to starve the people of Venezuela.
The Vice President described the coercive measures and systematic and conscious strategy of the US against Venezuela as a massive violation of human rights of the Venezuelan people.
The Cuba Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Carlos Sosa, in his remarks said there was a need to rally support for Venezuela because the country’s agitation against the US was a fight for all including African countries.
Sosa who spoke on behalf of other ambassadors at the event said that Venezuela would rather die than kneel to US.
He said Venezuela as a sovereign nation would want to protect its dignity against any external agenda.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that countries represented at the rally include Cuba, Mexico, Syria, Angola, Sierra Leone, Palestine Algeria, Iraq, Indonesia, Iran and Namibia.
He called on African leaders to not let Venezuela down or leave her to battle the US alone.
“Venezuela deserves the support, Venezuela has done a lot for Africa and Africa has to support Venezuela at this time to fight against sanction imposed on Venezuela.”