Office of the Spokesperson
April 27, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Venezuela’s interim President Juan Guaidó where he affirmed, the United States’ continued support for his and the democratically elected National Assembly’s efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela. Secretary Pompeo and interim President Guaidó discussed the Framework for a Democratic Transition the Secretary proposed on March 31, and the support it has garnered. Interim President Guaidó thanked Secretary Pompeo for the Framework, which shows how the crisis and U.S. sanctions could be ended, and for his commitment to securing a peaceful political resolution.
Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the people of Venezuela and condemned the Maduro regime’s increased repression of Venezuela’s democratic actors and of doctors and journalists telling the truth about the COVID-19 response. Both Secretary Pompeo and interim President Guaidó strongly condemned Maduro’s blocking of international food and medical assistance.