Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro will Not Attend U.N. General Assembly in New York

In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, right, speaks with Constitutional Assembly President Diosdado Cabello at the Supreme Court during an annual ceremony that marks the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela. Ariana Cubillos—AP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he will not travel to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly later this month.

In a speech, Maduro said Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez would represent Venezuela at the meeting. Maduro attended the U.N. meeting last year.

SOURCE: Reuters