The Ambassador of Venezuela in Canada, Orlando Viera-Blanco, finished his visit in Singapur where he had the opportunity to meet with the High Commissioner of Canada, Lynn McDonald, as well as the Ambassadors of Colombia, H.E Manuel Solano, Chile H.E. James Sanclair and Spain H.E Santiago Miralles.
“It has been a great opportunity to consolidate our alliances with the diplomatic corps of the Lima Group, Canada and Spain, making approaches where in addition to the political, we must highlight insights in the patterns of sustained development of Asia in terms of “Smart City”, technological, educational, communicational and infrastructure advancement. We have also visited leading companies such as Microsoft, Sale Force, Ericsson or ByMyGuest, the largest corporations in technology and digital platforms, where we could see the great potential that Venezuela has as an investment epicenter at the time of its republican rescue”, said Viera-Blanco.
“Singapur is a country that has bet on education, reliable services, trust, digitalization, governance and health as central and strategic axes of its State policy. This small Pacific island with just 54 years of independence and 5.7 million inhabitants, without natural resources, has managed to become the most competitive economy in the world, an intelligent airport that mobilizes more than 67 million passengers a year, registering the highest rates of protection of property rights, per capita income, zero crime and quality of life, in few years. Undoubtedly a very encouraging reference of what Venezuela could be and mean, as a gateway to Latin America and birth in a new era of development, stability, inclusion, social and economic peace, and prosperity”, added the ambassador.
“The future of Venezuela is in our hands. It is bright and vibrant. At the end of the day, freedom is progress and it is justice, which is education, health, culture and information. Let’s adopt the really constructive models of great nations, to make their citizens happy, healthy, thriving and safe”, concluded the diplomat.
Ambassador Viera-Blanco will return to Canada where he expects new meetings with the diaspora in Montreal on Sunday, November 3rd and Halifax on November 14th.