US Senator Chris Coons warned after his visit to Colombia that the country is not receiving enough support from the international community in its effort to host Venezuelan migrants and refugees.
Sen. Coons recognized the foreign policy work that Colombia is doing in welcoming more than 1.8 million Venezuelans fleeing Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship and that he also compared with countries in the Middle East.
“The international community is not giving the support to Colombia that it has given to other countries such as Lebanon, Jordan or Syria,” the American senator said in a meeting with the media in Bogotá.
The President of the Ethics Committee of the United States Senate explained that “we are in a very difficult and frozen conflict with Nicolás Maduro’s regime,” but he saw as positive the conversations initiated by the Unitary Platform chaired by the President in Charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, with the dictatorship in Mexico.
“There have been several attempts and efforts by Maduro in recent months, but actions matter much more than words and humanitarian conditions in Venezuela are simply horrible so we will have to see a clear commitment on his part,” concluded the senator.
Colombia is the country with the largest flow of Venezuelan migrants in recent years and one has advanced most in terms of legalization, economic, political and legal support, and is a precedent in the region in the face of the migratory crisis in Venezuela.