Santiago de Chile, August 28 (RHC)-- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday that dialogue without interventionism is the best way to find a solution to the socio-economic issues Venezuela has faced over the last few years.
Sanchez made the comments in Chile, during a joint press conference with Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, a staunch detractor of the democratically elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in the first stop of his Latin American tour.
"Venezuela has to start a dialogue among Venezuelans to find a solution to this political crisis. And of course, the international community must accompany that dialogue," Sanchez said.
"I guarantee Spain will be very active in that... Spain belongs to the European Union and has strong roots with Ibero-America that we wish to maintain, but without interventionism,” Sanchez warned.
Sanchez's remarks mark a shift in Spanish-Venezuelan diplomatic relations, which were characterized by hostilities under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.