Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Epsy Campbell brought up the discussion of the crises experienced in Nicaragua and Venezuela during the 73rd Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
In the case of Nicaragua, the foreign minister said that the situation is not sustainable and criticized the government of Daniel Ortega for expelling the Mission from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in his country.
Campbell said that the crisis in that nation has a direct impact on the stability and development of Central America and urged the international community to promote a dialogue that leads to an early resolution of the conflict.
Selective repression, intimidation, and criminalization have undermined the freedoms of its population one by one. We must mention that the serious situation of that country has claimed several hundred human lives,”
The Vice President added that the crisis in Nicaragua has caused an increase in migratory flows and requests for refuge in Costa Rica.
Regarding Venezuela, Campbell said that Costa Rica has been consistent in accompanying the international community in the efforts that have been made to put an end to the crisis.
However, in Costa Rica, the opposition accuses the government for not supporting the lawsuit against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro before the International Criminal Court.
We reaffirm our commitment to contribute to overcoming the serious political, economic, social, and humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is experiencing, through a peaceful and negotiated solution, within the framework of International Law,”
In her speech she also promoted the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty.
Now, together with a group of States and civil society organizations, we imagine a world without nuclear weapons. For our country, the only way to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances, is through their total elimination. With the approval of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the international community decided that the binding legal prohibition of these weapons is a fundamental contribution to this objective. With deep conviction and ethical sense, today we call on all countries to sign and ratify this historic treaty.”