The United Kingdom’s ambassador in Venezuela, Andrew Soper, said his nation is concerned about the serious humanitarian situation in Venezuela and how the displacement of Venezuelans leaving the country has affected the entire region. “We want to be a partner for the recovery and reconstruction of this beautiful country. But the necessary leadership and vision must come from Venezuela”, he said.
In this regard, he said that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced an increase in humanitarian response to Venezuela, which reached more than 40 million dollars.”
“It is very important that this (humanitarian) aid reaches citizens as quickly and directly as possible”, he added.
The British ambassador also pointed out that “the origin of this humanitarian crisis is complex and is the result of a combination of factors”, while considering that “a political agreement is the first step towards free and fair elections. But the recovery of Venezuela is much more complex.”
“The weakness of the rule of law, the economy, public institutions and respect for human rights are deep problems in Venezuela. Every day I see in Venezuela the enthusiasm, talent and faith to realize a prosperous future for this country that we love so much. Count on the friendship and support of the United Kingdom”, added the diplomat.