Press release

Foreign Office statement following Venezuelan elections

UK Government looks forward to working with Government and people of Venezuela to strengthen our relationship and deepen cooperation.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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As Venezuela prepares for the inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro, a Foreign Office spokesperson said:

On the occasion of the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the UK Government looks forward to working with the Government and people of Venezuela to strengthen our relationship and deepen cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

We are concerned by reports of violence following the elections and call on all sides to work together to reduce tensions and to prevent further incidents.

Published 19 April 2013