House of Lords written question – answered on 25 November 2013.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the 1 November statement by the International Democrat Union on recent political developments in Venezuela.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We have noted the International Democrat Union (IDU) statement on Venezuela. We have been following the situation in Venezuela closely, including recent political, social and economic developments, some of which are referred to in the IDU statement. We encourage all parties in Venezuela to work together to reduce tensions and promote reconciliation for the benefit of all Venezuelans, both before and after the municipal elections on 8 December. The British Government continues to work with the Government and people of Venezuela to strengthen our relationship and deepen co-operation in areas of mutual interest.

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