Foreign Minister Westerwelle’s words on the death of Hugo Chavez

06.03.2013 - Press release

The death of the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was announced last night. Foreign Minister Westerwelle issued the following statement this morning in Berlin (6 March):

The death of Hugo Chavez marks the end of an era for Venezuela. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Our condolences go to the Venezuelan people.
I am confident that after a period of mourning, Venezuela will successfully enter a new era.
Venezuela is a country with huge potential, and democracy and freedom are the way in which to realize this potential.

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