5 jul. 2009

The Ambassadors of the ALBA in the Netherlands

The Ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of America, ALBA, accredited to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento, Ambassador of the Republic of Bolivia; Oscar de los Reyes Ramos, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba; Carlos Argüello Gomez, Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua; Rodrigo Riofrío Machuca, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador and Agustín Pérez Celis Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of our respective Governments, categorically ratify our rejection and condemnation of the coup d’état against the legitimate government of the President of the Republic of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, perpetrated by the military sector in violation of the National Constitution and the most basic democratic principles against the will of the people of Honduras.

This action prevents a non binding consultation with the people proposed by President Zelaya to promote a constitutional amendment by convening the Constituent Power.

Our Governments demand respect for the sovereign will of the people of Honduras and consequently call for the reinstatement of President Manuel Zelaya, who was democratically elected by his people, as head of the Executive. The current situation of the transitional government is in open and clear violation of the norms and principles of International Law.

We express our solidarity with President Manuel Zelaya in this hour of struggle for peace, justice and democracy and invite the solidarity organizations to continue forward with their actions against the coup d’état and in support of the will of the people of Honduras.

The Hague, 29 June 2009.