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Lima Group calls on UN to address Venezuela's humanitarian crisis

Reunión de las Naciones Unidas sobre bosques.

Reunión de las Naciones Unidas sobre bosques.

16:40 | New York (U.S.), Oct. 31.

Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Ricardo Luna and Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland requested —on behalf of the Lima Group— that the United Nations contribute to addressing the Venezuelan crisis.

The request was addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres following the Lima Group meeting held on October 26 in Toronto (Canada). 

In its latest meeting, the Lima Group agreed that it is time to seek the engagement of the global organization in efforts to end the deteriorating situation in the Bolivarian nation. 

The Lima Group is composed of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama and Paraguay.

Minister Luna is currently in New York working on arrangements towards Peru's coming participation as a non-permanent member to the UN Security Council for the 2018-2019 period.

In this sense, priorities for the Inca country include sustainable peace. Thus, Minister Luna held a meeting with UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcák during which the officials shared their concerns about Venezuela's situation. 

(END) NDP/MVB


Published: 10/31/2017
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