President Xiomara to Restore Relations with Venezuela

Honduras will be restoring relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela under the incoming government of Xiomara Castro, as the left takes power in Honduras for the first time since the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya in the 2009 US-backed coup.

Venezuela has taken the first step to reestablish its relationships with Honduras, with the arrival of the official delegation sent by President Nicolas Maduro to participate in Thursday’s presidential inauguration ceremony.

Shortly after arriving in Tegucigalpa, head of the Venezuelan delegation, Governor of Miranda state Hector Rodríguez, spoke to teleSUR’s Adriana Silvori on Venezuela’s first actions to restore relations with Honduras.

“The first thing President Nicolás Maduro is doing is to send our new ambassador. We want to restore political relations now and we hope that the President will also soon send us her ambassador, to resume all those ideas that Mel Zelaya and Hugo Chávez had built of unity, of unity of Latin America, in energy, in economics, social, to unite as a people.”

Rodríguez, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia, Vice Minister Rander Peña and Minister of Women Margaud Godoy, announced that Godoy would be the new ambassador in Honduras.

“Margaud Godoy has also been Minister for Women, Governor of the Cojedes State, social leader of our Republic, formed by Commander Chávez.”

When asked about the potential for Honduras to rejoin the Bolivarian Alliance or the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP), Rodríguez said that the bloc is more alive than ever.

“The forces of ALBA seem to be blowing throughout Latin America, and not only Honduras, but all Latin American peoples are welcome with open arms. ALBA is the space of unity, the space of unity of peoples.”

Other special guests of Xiomara Castro’s inauguration include the daughter of Commander Hugo Chávez, María Gabriela Chávez, as well as Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez, former President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and Colombian social and political leader Piedad Cordoba.

By Kawsachun News

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