The ambassador in Panama, Fabiola Zavarce, pronounced on the new decree made by the government of Panama which approved the use of expired Venezuelan passports in the country.
Zavarce thanked President Laurentino Cortizo’s administration for approving the decree and facilitating the administrative and legal processes of Venezuelan citizens who live in the country and whose rights are violated by Maduro’s regime.
“It’s very good news for all Venezuelans living in Panama. Many thanks to the authorities, Vice-chancellor Alfaro, Chancellor Alejandro Ferrer, the Minister of Security and the President of Panama (…) Venezuelans will have a Merry Christmas and they will finally accept expired passports in the country,” she said through a video published on her social network Instagram.
The diplomat explained that the document endorses any type of procedure in the institutions of the national territory, from migratory processes to legal processes in different entities of the Panamanian State.
Zavarce reiterated that the expired identity document can be used to travel outside and within the country, however, the citizen must be at least undergoing some kind of regulatory process in Panama, he must be resident or be in legal proceedings.
The ambassador said she will meet with the Superintendency of Banks to also adapt the decree and allow the use of such passports for procedures in banks, without the need for a validation letter.
“We continue to move forward. There are many things that we can not publish, do not lose faith, we have to remove energy from negativism and confrontation to help a brother from Venezuela and get the freedom we want,” she said.