Joint Statement of OAS Members about Recent Events in Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

We the undersigned, Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), underscore our commitment to the Charter of the Organization and the Inter-American Democratic Charter, the OAS Permanent Council’s declaration on Venezuela of June 1, 2016 (CP/DEC 63/16), and our support for a timely, national, inclusive, and effective political dialogue to address the urgent needs of the Venezuelan people, preserve peace and security and ensure full respect for human rights, due process, the separation of powers as well as the consolidation of representative democracy.