SANTO DOMINGO, March 24. (From the special envoy of EUROPA PRESS, Leyre Guijo) -
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, will not finally attend the Ibero-American Summit that starts this Friday in Santo Domingo, but will instead send the vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, according to sources from the Venezuelan government have confirmed to Europa Press.
The presence of the Venezuelan president had not been confirmed, although it had been speculated that he would finally attend the meeting, where he would have met King Felipe VI and the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.
Maduro has not attended an Ibero-American Summit since he became president after the death of Hugo Chávez ten years ago. In 2018 his presence in Guatemala was scheduled, but he finally chose to send the then foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza.
The same thing happened in 2021 in Andorra, when at the last moment he delegated to the vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, despite the fact that the intervention had to be telematic due to the pandemic.