This Thursday, an Exploratory Mission of the European Union arrived in Caracas that has the task of evaluating the possible observation of the mega-elections called in Venezuela for next October 21.
The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, received these diplomats as part of the visits that these representatives will make to different Venezuelan political actors, including various public powers in the country.
The arrival of this technical team had been informed at the end of June by the EU charge d'affaires in Venezuela, Duccio Bandini, after meeting with the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla.
In a previous meeting between Foreign Minister Arreaza and the EU's high representative for foreign policy, Josep Borrell, this visit was agreed to seek rapprochement between the parties, after the European body unilaterally applied sanctions against the South American country, which It has contributed to the crisis that its economy is going through.
The EU's presence will depend on the evaluations made by this team in the observation of the upcoming electoral process in which governors, mayors, regional and municipal legislators will be elected.
"The exploratory mission of the European Union has arrived in Venezuela that will hold meetings with the Public Powers and political actors in view of the election day on November 21, in which Venezuelans will elect governors, mayors, legislators and councilors," announced the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry on his official twitter account.
The legitimate authorities of Venezuela and various sectors of the EU are seeking a rapprochement after the friction generated between the bloc and the country as a result of the sanctions imposed by the European bloc unilaterally.
The arrival of the commission this Thursday has coincided with a strong police operation against criminal gangs that operate in the southwest of the Venezuelan capital and that, repeatedly, carry out attacks that have put citizens on edge. The most recent shooting started two days ago and its development could influence the conclusion of a political agreement.