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CELAC demands answers from European Governments

first_img 11 Views   no discussions Share NewsRegional CELAC demands answers from European Governments by: – July 6, 2013 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Bolivarian President, Evo MoralesThe Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has demanded an explanation from four European Governments after Bolivian President’s official plane was banned from European airspace.In a communiqué issued after a summit on Thursday, 4th July, CELAC expressed great concern regarding the developments that occurred on 2nd July.President Evo Morales’ aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at the Vienna International Airport in Austria earlier this week.France, Portugal, Italy and Spain apparently barred it from flying through their airspace as there were suspicions that US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board.“We express our rejection of these unwarranted actions, which have put at risk the safety of the Bolivian President and are contrary to the freedom of movement and the immunity of jurisdiction enjoyed by every Head of State”.“CELAC demands clarification of those acts, which constitute a violation of International Law, and the required explanations,” the statement noted.The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States also underscored its solidarity with President Evo Morales and the “brotherly” people of Bolivia.Meanwhile, President Morales threatened to close the US embassy in Bolivia following the incident.The warning came as four other South American presidents of Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Suriname offered him support at a special summit on Thursday. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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