The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, joined the presidents who greeted the elected president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.
Through a communiqué shared by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, Maduro congratulates Alvarado Quesada and the Costa Rican people on democratic elections. He also calls for Costa Rica to build relations with the South American country based on respect and “non-interference” in internal affairs.
The Government of Venezuela expresses its willingness to build bilateral relations, based on respect, non-interference in internal affairs, self-determination and sovereignty, and the construction of Latin America and the Caribbean as a region of peace, prosperity, and unity,”
stated the southerner government.
Since Monday, several political leaders have sent congratulatory messages to the elected president of Costa Rica, such as Mariano Rajoy, president of Spain, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, the former Colombian president, Andrés Pastrana, and Rafael Correa, former president of Ecuador.
Alvarado, winner of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), also received the congratulations of the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela.