The Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama)
1. Japan expresses its deep regret over the current political, economic, and social situation in Venezuela and considers the situation to be deeply lamentable.
2. Japan strongly urges that democracy is upheld in Venezuela, and that all issues are resolved democratically with a broad participation of the people and democracy is restored as soon as possible.
3. Taking into account the economic hardship that the Venezuelan people faces, Japan believes that the provision of civilian assistance that directly benefits the people of Venezuela is important, based on the principle of human security. Japan will therefore continue to strive to provide civilian assistance to the people of Venezuela.