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UN Rights Chief to Meet Venezuela's Maduro, Guaido

20 Jun 2019, 22:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The UN's top human rights official will meet Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guiado to discuss ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country.

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'In my first visit to Venezuela as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, I look forward to listening to all voices and working with all actors to promote and protect all human rights of all Venezuelans,' Michelle Bachelet said in a Twitter post, Anadolu Agency reported.

Bachelet arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday at the invitation of Maduro and is expected to meet government and opposition leaders before making a statement on Friday, the last day of her visit.

Venezuela';s economy has been in precipitous decline following a global downturn in the price of crude oil, the country';s main export. A political unrest has been ongoing between Maduro and opposition leader Guaido since January.

Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day because of 'instability and uncertainty' amid a crisis over the presidency and economy and 3 million Venezuelans have already left the country since 2015, according to UN Refugee Agency reports.

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