Congressman Bilirakis urges Tsipras to back democracy in Venezuela
Greek-American Republican congressman Gus Bilirakis has sent a letter to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urging him to support European efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.
Bilirakis, a Florida representative since 2007, urges Tsipras "to put Greece at the forefront of Europe's efforts to help restore democracy in Venezuela", noting that "any perception that Athens supports the Maduro regime undermines Greece's reputation in both US and (Latin America)."
The full letter follows:
His Excellency Mr. Alexi Tsipras Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic
Dear Prime Minister Tsipras,
As European Union governments move to recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president next week, I write to you as the Chair of the Hellenic Caucus and urge you to put Greece at the forefront of Europe's efforts to help restore democracy in Venezuela.