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Saudi Arabia issues Venezuela travel warning

Riyadh, (IINA) – The Saudi Ministry of Interior has warned citizens against travelling to Venezuela due to the security situation.

Director General of public relations and information at the Ministry of Interior Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Maraoul said that the ministry had received a report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the arrest of several Saudi citizens by the authorities at Caracas International Airport in Venezuela due to the unstable internal situation in the country.

The Saudi embassy in Caracas pointed out that widespread demonstrations have been called for by the Venezuelan opposition, including riots, vandalism, and violent confrontations between police and demonstrators.

A number of Saudi citizens went to Venezuela despite the seriousness of the security situation. The majority are Saudi students who come to visit friends without any idea regarding the internal situation in the country.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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