Ambassador Orlando Viera-Blanco held diplomatic meetings with Ambassadors from Colombia and Romania in the framework of the Donor Conference organized and sponsored by Canada. He also visited the headquarters of the Apostolic Nunciature in Canada.
“Romania has already shown great interest in the situation in Venezuela. It will be one of the participating countries in the Donor Conference that will join the EU countries, an event sponsored by Canada for the benefit of our refugees and compatriots awaiting vaccines and humanitarian aid,” reported Ambassador Viera-Blanco
This month on June 17th, Canada will host the World Donors Conference for Venezuela, where the large majority of nations hope to do their part to alleviate the burden and needs of our migrants. The last conference was in Spain last year.
“Colombia has been one of the countries that has made the Venezuelan humanitarian and migratory crisis more visible to the diplomatic corps accredited in Canada, as [Colombia] is the country that shelters most Venezuelans, with the number reaching 2.2 million compatriots on Colombian soil. The impact is notorious economically and socially. We know that a Syrian migrant has received an average of 3,000 euros in humanitarian aid assistance while our refugees have only benefited with an average of $ 200. The Colombian Ambassador, Hon. Jorge Londoño, has assumed a sensitive humanitarian narrative requesting the active participation of the International Community in the World Donors Conference, as well as raising awareness about the seriousness of the pandemic in our country.
“Thank you for so much Colombia. We are brother countries, by lineage it is time to keep our arms open for our Venezuelan brothers and for the world to collaborate to give protection, life and dignity to both our peoples,” commented Ambassador Viera-Blanco, at the same time of thanking the Canadian Foreign Ministry for its solid support, as well as to the Holy See, Romania and Colombia for their solidarity with the people of Venezuela.