In Paris denied reports about the presence of Guido at the Embassy in Caracas

The French foreign Ministry has denied reports that the leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guido is in the French Embassy in Caracas.

Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza said that Guido hiding in the French Embassy, and noted that the government was awaiting his extradition to justice.

He stressed that all efforts should be focused on finding a political solution to the Venezuelan crisis. "Only a democratic way and free, transparent and credible elections will help to solve it in the long run and to end the suffering of the Venezuelan people," he said.

"Together with the European Union and its partners in the international contact group calls on all responsible persons in Venezuela, in particular the Venezuelan authorities, to enter into meaningful negotiations to achieve this goal," concluded the representative of the French Ministry of foreign Affairs.

In Venezuela at the beginning of 2019 began mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro shortly after the oath of office. Juan Guido, head of the National Assembly, controlled by the opposition, illegally declared himself interim head of state. A number of Western countries led by the US announced its recognition of Guido. In turn, Maduro called the head of the Parliament a puppet of the US. Russia, China, Turkey and several other countries have supported Maduro as the legitimate President.