The Situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)
1. In Venezuela, the deterioration of the economic and social situation has seriously affected its people's lives and there are many Venezuelan people who are forced to depart the country. Such situation is deplorable. Japan considers that responsible measures should be swiftly taken to improve such situation. In addition, Japan will continue to provide necessary support in cooperation with neighboring countries of Venezuela.
2. Regarding the situation of Venezuela since the presidential inauguration ceremony held on January 10th, 2019, Japan urges that the will of Venezuelan people seeking recovery of democracy based on its constitutional order should be respected. In addition, Japan hopes that democracy in Venezuela will be recovered peacefully with a broad participation of the Venezuelan people.