This week the Ambassador of Venezuela in Canada met with the High Commissioner of the UK, Susan Le June and the Ambassador of Haiti Weibert Arthus. Meetings in which ties of support were strengthened with the interim government and the search for political solutions to the Venezuelan crisis continued.
“Haiti has reiterated its support and good offices to maintain our alliances in the Caribbean and collaborate with Canada in defending human rights and seeking a political negotiation for Venezuela. For her part, the UK High Commissioner reiterated her interest in working with Europe, Canada and the Lima Group for the Venezuelan democratic cause, alleviating the burden of the exodus of our compatriots, and supporting humanitarian aid considering the exacerbation of COVID-19 in the country,” informed the Ambassador in Canada.
The Minister of International Development of Canada, Honorable Minister Karina Gould, met with representatives of Venezuelan NGOs in Canada and with the Ambassador of Venezuela in that country, and pointed out that the migratory crisis in Venezuela “could be, by the end of the year, the largest on the planet.”
Ambassador Viera-Blanco pointed out in a virtual meeting the need to implement special immigration and education and exchange programs for Venezuelans, and how positive a special plan to support our children in Venezuela would be. Canadian Minister of International Development, Karina Gould, stressed that Canada “is willing to respond to the humanitarian needs of Venezuelans and boost its support as leader of the International Donors Conference that Canada will sponsor next June.”
“We will continue with the round of bilateral diplomatic meetings with accredited Ambassadors in Canada, such as Norway and other sister nations in Latin America and Europe, in order to make the Venezuela agenda visible, also exploring solutions to the serious humanitarian crisis that Venezuelans continue to face,” concluded Ambassador Viera-Blanco.