Ambassador Orlando Viera-Blanco completed one year from the date of presentation of credentials to the Governor General in Canada, Juliet Payette, as Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Interim Government of President Juan Guaidó. He has fulfilled important and sensitive humanitarian, political, legal and diplomatic objectives.
“We have been diplomatic representatives of President Juan Guaidó for almost two years and have been fully accredited for one year. There are many achievements in matters of identity, extension of validity of passports, refuge, migratory assessment of asylum, prohibition of deportations of compatriots, contributions of resources, implements and money for humanitarian aid, defense of human rights, diplomatic support in the United Nations, Contact Group, Lima Group, and finally, solid bridges of political and diplomatic alliances in the fight for the democratic restoration of Venezuela,” said the Ambassador.
Canada has led meetings of the Lima group in 2019 and 2020, and its Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received President Juan Guaidó on his international tour last February 2020 in the Canadian capital Ottawa, with honors as Head of State.
“Much remains to be done, essentially in the challenge of recovering our republican structure and freedom. But without a doubt we have had in Canada a fantastic and very solid ally, determined to achieve the unveiling of crimes against humanity, to keep our voice high for the rescue of democracy, human rights and to give Venezuelans inside and outside of Canada options to stay, more humanitarian stimuli to alleviate their shortcomings,” added Ambassador Viera-Blanco.
“Es mucho lo que falta por hacer, esencialmente en el reto de recuperar nuestra estructura republicana y libertad. Pero sin duda hemos tenido en Canadá un aliado fantástico y muy sólido, determinante para lograr develar crímenes contra la humanidad, mantener en alto nuestra voz por el rescate de la democracia, los DD.HH. y darle a los venezolanos dentro y fuera de Canadá opciones de permanencia, más estímulos humanitarios para aliviar sus carencias” agregó Embajador Viera-Blanco.