BRUSSELS, February 26 – RIA Novosti. The European Union has decided to declare the head of Venezuela's diplomatic mission to the EU persona non grata in response to Caracas's decision to expel the EU ambassador, the EU said in a statement. non grata, “the document says.
The EU stressed that this decision was made in response to the “demarche” of Venezuela, which earlier declared the head of the EU mission in Caracas persona non grata.
Earlier, Venezuela declared the head of the EU diplomatic mission in the country persona non grata and gave her 72 hours to leave the country, in response to the sanctions that the EU imposed on 19 officials of the Bolivarian Republic.
The European Union said it regrets the decision of the Venezuelan authorities and called for a review of this decision.