Spain has sent a formal protest to the Government of Venezuela in response to the recent insults leveled at the Spanish ambassador in Caracas, Jesús Silva, who is already “in the hands of the government of Mr. (Nicolás) Maduro.”
This was indicated this Thursday by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and for Latin America, Cristina Gallach, in his appearance before the Foreign Committee of the Congress of Deputies.
Gallach noted that the ministry did what it should “When the first insults to our ambassador began a few days ago: a very clear and well-argued verbal note, which is currently in the hands of the Government of Mr. (President, Nicolás) Maduro.”
He added that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “could have replied with another tweet and put us in an absurd situation & rdquor ;.
But since “It is not the Ministry of Foreign Controversies & rdquor;, the team of Arancha González Laya -the head of the ministry- chose to prepare a verbal note of protest “which was delivered and for a few hours has been in the hands of the government of Mr. (President, Nicolás) Maduro & rdquor ;, he stressed.
Gallach responded thus to the deputy of the PP Belén Hoyo who has reproached the Secretary of State that the Ministry had not come out in defense of the diplomat.