The Venezuelan ambassador in Brazil, María T. Belandria, met Monday with the Minister of Defense of the South American country, General Fernando Azevedo e Silva. This was the first official meeting between both representatives.
At the meeting, various topics of interest for the two countries were discussed, among which was the migratory crisis that Venezuela suffers and that pushes thousands of Venezuelans to flee the country, most of the time by their land borders. Ambassador Belandria highlighted the impeccable performance of Operação Acolhida, a joint mission involving members of all the Brazilian Armed Forces (army, navy and aviation), eleven ministries and more than 100 agencies. In operation since March 2018, the Operação Acolhida is distinguished for being the first humanitarian mission carried out in Brazilian territory.
Minister Azevedo and the Venezuelan ambassador also commented on issues related to security and defense at the border and the manifest support of Brazil to be the President in charge, Juan Guaidó, to lead the cessation of usurpation, the first step in the recovery of Democracy in Venezuela.
After her participation as a special guest in the recent change of command of the Intelligence Unit of the Brazilian Army, with this visit Ambassador María Teresa Belandria reaffirms her goal of strengthening the political, but also military, relationship between the governments of the legitimate president (e) Guaidó and that of its Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro.