The members of the Accidental Commission for Follow-up of the Declaration of Cúcuta by Venezuela of the Colombian Senate, met on Wednesday, October 2 with more than 20 Venezuelan deputies and members of the congresses of Ecuador, Chile and Paraguay with the intention of coordinating actions that contribute to mitigate the suffering of Venezuelans leaving the country due to the existing crisis.
During the meeting, the President of the National Assembly and President (e) of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, made a videoconference intervention where he thanked the parliamentarians present for their cooperation in the midst of the critical situation generated by the dictatorship.
Guaidó reiterated the political route proposed to achieve the cessation of usurpation, the transitional government and free elections.
“Our route and objectives remain the same and are contained in the agreement approved and ratified this Tuesday in the National Assembly.”
For his part, the coordinator of the Accidental commission for follow up on the Declaration of Cúcuta for Venezuela, Efraín Cepeda, reiterated the recognition to the government of the President (e), Juan Guaidó and requested that the countries of the region recognize Venezuelans as refugees, since the conditions in which they leave the country are intrinsically opposed to the migrant status.
For his part, the Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Julio Borges, said that the Venezuelan crisis is no longer a one state problem and has become a regional crisis, he reiterated that Venezuela is no longer a dictatorship or a failed state, but a “sanctuary of terrorism and organized crime.”
Also participating in this session was the Coordinator of the Follow-up Commission to the Migration Crisis,Adriana Magali Martiz, who highlighted the work of the deputies persecuted by Nicolás Maduro and assured that she will continue working until she sees Venezuela freed.
During this session in the Colombian Congress, deputy Carlos Paparoni participated in the discussion of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) sanctions law, where he denounced that the Maduro regime has stolen more than 25 billion dollars in deeds of corruption related to the Mining Arc. The parliamentarian showed images that demonstrate the crime that has been committed in the area.
To develop the theme “Venezuelans in the Region, migrants or refugees?”. The deputies Gaby Arellano and José Manuel Olivares, led a debate where they again made clear the difficult situation of Venezuelans leaving the country.
This section was attended by a large diplomatic corps that supports the President in charge of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó and the members of the national Parliament.