The Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, announced through an official statement published in his Twitter account, the creation of the Venezuelan Affairs Unit. The office was opened at the U.S. embassy in Colombia .
According to the information, the unit is the interim diplomatic office of the United States government in Venezuela, and will be in charge of the Charge d’Affaires, James Story.
The State Department announces the opening of the Venezuelan Affairs Unit (VAU), under the leadership of Business Manager James Story.
The VAU is the interim diplomatic office of the United States government in Venezuela, located at the United States embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, and has been established with the bipartisan support of the United States Congress. The VAU continues the mission of the United States to the legitimate government of Venezuela and the Venezuelan people. The VAU will continue working for the restoration of democracy and constitutional order in that country, and the security and welfare of the Venezuelan people.
The VAU interacts with the government of interim president Juan Guaido, the democratically elected National Assembly, Venezuelan civil society and the people of Venezuela. The United States appreciates the support of the Government of Colombia, which is another example of its firm commitment to democracy and peace in the region.
The United States supports the interim president, Juan Guaidó, the National Assembly and the people of Venezuela in their attempt to recover their democracy.”