The Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia, Humberto Calderón, accompanied on Monday, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, to an act in which he announced the implementation of a Resolution of the National Registry of Civil Status in which Colombian nationality is granted by birth to children of Venezuelan parents born in Colombia.
The beneficiaries of the resolution will be those born from August 19, 2015 for up to 2 years from the issuance of the Registry Resolution, which will take effect on August 20.
“Amid the difficulties, Colombia has shown the world that the path of xenophobia is the wrong path. Today we join together to tell those 24 thousand children born in that situation that they will not be statelessness and that today they are given Colombian nationality so that they have that right”, said President Duque, during his statement to the media.
“Today we meet those children who deserve the attention and affection of an entire people, because they are not guilty of the tragedy that is lived in Venezuela”, he said.
He also indicated that “Colombia continues to work with determination, but it also requires that the world not be indifferent to the ravages of the dictatorship in Venezuela.”
“The path of xenophobia is the wrong path”, the President added.