The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo highlighted the importance of the International Solidarity Conference, in which the discussion on migrants and refugees in the region was of great importance.
He noted that as a result of the conference, the Quito Process was created, which aims to carry out actions that harmonize migration measures.
“The Quito Process has been supported and promoted by Colombia and was originally intended to advance in the harmonization of regional migration measures and little by little, due to the growth of the crisis, has acquired greater importance as a mechanism for coordinating actions of the receiving countries”, said Holmes.
The migration of Venezuelans to Colombia and other South American countries has been the largest in history, so they have seen the need to take measures that allows them to help in an organized way.
“They also decided to create a group of friends of the Quito Process, who will meet this month in Colombia to strengthen the regional coordination mechanism”, said the Colombian Foreign Minister announcing the next meeting of the group.
The International Solidarity Conference on the Refugee and Migrant Crisis of Venezuela took place in Brussels on October 28th and 29th of 2019. 120 delegations attended, including EU institutions and Member States, the most affected Latin American and Caribbean countries, donor countries, United Nations agencies, private sector, NGOs, civil society organizations and development actors including international financial institutions.