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"Support for the Reconstruction of Venezuela Unit" created at Foreign Ministry

Thursday 14 February 2019
Information for the Press N°: 
050/19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship informs the creation of the "Support for the Reconstruction of Venezuela Unit", which will seek to assist and collaborate with humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of the Venezuelan people, affected by a severe political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis.

Argentina, together with the member countries of the Lima Group, supports the "Roadmap" presented by the National Assembly and by Interim President Juan Guaidó, and this coordination framework will contribute to the implementation of contributions or assistance originating in our country.

The Unit will gather and systematize information on humanitarian needs in Venezuela, as well as on infrastructure and institutional strengthening needs and requirements. Alongside the White Helmets, it will coordinate the reception, management and shipment of donations and other humanitarian assistance, facilitating participation by Argentine institutions (companies, academic institutions, NGOs, among others) in various activities such as cooperation, training and assistance initiatives on human rights, education, etc.

The Unit will operate in the Foreign Ministry, within the Undersecretariat for Institutional Relations and Public Diplomacy and in collaboration with the Undersecretariat or Affairs of the Americas and the Undersecretariat for International Economic Relations. The creation of this Unit will not impose additional expenses on this Ministry.

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