Unofficial translation

Official Statement


On the situation of the Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Sweden and of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Guatemala.

As Ambassadors Anders Kompass and Elena Alicia Salcedo Poleo, in the performance of their duties have assumed attitudes that derive in interference in internal matters of the State of Guatemala, and not according to the Foreign Policy of the country, their withdrawal has been requested to the Governments of the Kingdom of Sweden and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Consequently, the Government of the Republic of Guatemala is waiting for the respective governments to present the proposals of new Heads of Mission to begin the assent process of the candidates.

This request does not imply the declaration of Non Grato.