BEIJING – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated his country’s neutral stand over the current Venezuelan political crisis, and said external pressure will not help resolving it, according to the official news agency Xinhua.
Wang stressed the Venezuelan government will have to resolve the crisis through dialogue.
“History has shown outside pressure and interference do not help settle a crisis,” the Chinese foreign minister said on Tuesday in a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, while discussing the Venezuelan crisis.
A day earlier, in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to launch military intervention in Venezuela, the Chinese Foreign Ministry defended the need to respect the principle of non-interference between governments.
Over the last decade, China has emerged as one of the most important trading partners of Venezuela owing to the communist regime’s interest in Venezuelan crude oil.