UN chief rules out meeting Venezuela’s Guaido

20 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

UNITED NATIONS: UN 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, reports AFP. 

“No, that’s not being planned,” the UN chief told a news conference about the annual global summit when asked if he would meet Guaido. He added, however, that the United Nations maintained “regular contact” with Venezuela’s opposition.   

More than 50 nations recognize Guaido as the interim president, but leftist leader Nicolas Maduro’s government holds Venezuela’s UN seat and enjoys backing from Security Council members Russia and China.