Venezuela Reiterates Request to Join ASEAN Cooperation Treaty

The Venezuelan foreign minister said that as soon as pandemic restrictions on international flights are lifted, he plans to visit each of the ASEAN members.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Thursday, November 26th, ratified his country's formal request to join the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

"We want to express what we did at the beginning of the year in writing, the formal request for Venezuela to be part of the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation," Arreaza said during the third day of the ASEAN Conference, which was held via video in Caracas.

He stressed that it would be a very important step for Venezuela "to have a much closer . . .

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