New Guatemala President Cuts Ties With Venezuela: State Media

The conservative President Alejandro Giammattei, who took office on Tuesday, had already indicated he would cut ties upon assuming power.

New Guatemala President Cuts Ties With Venezuela: State Media

Guatemala's new president said the country's closing its embassy in Caracas (File)

Guatemala City:

Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday his country was cutting diplomatic ties with Venezuela and closing its embassy in Caracas, the Central American country's state news agency reported.

"We have instructed the foreign minister that the only person left in the embassy in Venezuela should return, and that we definitively end relations with the government of Venezuela," the agency known as AGN quoted Giammattei as saying. "We are going to close the embassy."

The conservative Giammattei, who took office on Tuesday, had already indicated he would cut ties upon assuming power.



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