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Bolivia's Morales says Venezuela needs dialogue, not foreign meddling

FILE PHOTO: Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Bolivia’s leftist President Evo Morales, a supporter of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, said on Friday European nations should support a dialogue within the country.

“History has taught that there have been many interventions from the outside, such as the case of Libya and Iraq, and they never offered a solution”, Morales said in translated comments after meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during an official visit in Athens.

“On the contrary it abolished democracy,” he said.

Reporting By Renee Maltezou, writing by Angeliki Koutantou and Michele Kambas