The Colombian Foreign Minister, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, requested from Spain more resources from the international community to assist Venezuelan refugees fleeing Maduro’s dictatorship.
Holmes Trujillo warned that at this rate, by 2020 there will be 2.8 million Venezuelans in Colombia, almost double the 1.4 million who live there today.
The foreign minister thanked the international help his country has received in recent years to address this situation, especially from Spain, the European Union and the United States.
“But the phenomenon is of such magnitude, it grows so rapidly that we have to call for more international cooperation”, Holmes said.
The head of the Colombian diplomacy defended the commitment of his Government towards the exit of the usurper Maduro, something that in his opinion will occur as part of ‘a process’ as certain conditions develop, since “the dictatorships do not fall from one day to the other”.
In this regard, he stressed that “Europe plays a central role” in the creation of an international coalition that seeks free elections in Venezuela, even if there are still differences between different actors about what to do with the dictatorship.
Finally, he reiterated the Colombian Government’s complaint that the Venezuelan regime is home to ‘narco-criminal organizations’ that operate in Colombia and whose actions directly affect Colombian national interests and security.