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U.S. Amb, Venezuelan representative visit border post in Peru

19:01 | Tumbes (Tumbes region), Feb. 15.

U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs and Venezuela's diplomatic representative Carlos Scull —appointed by Interim President Juan Guaido— on Friday visited the Binational Border Attention Center (CEBAF) facilities in Tumbes.

As is known, Tumbes is the main entry point for Venezuelans in the Andean nation.

This visit took place as part of the support provided by the United States to its partners in the Western Hemisphere in order to meet the needs of Venezuelan immigrants in the region.

During the tour, the diplomats confirmed the existence of medical and health services, as well as the humanitarian aid given to Venezuelans

At the time, they were joined by Director-General of Peruvian Communities Abroad and Consular Affairs at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Cesar Enrique Bustamante, as well as National Superintendence of Migrations Head Roxana del Aguila, and National Deputy Superintendent of Customs Rafael Garcia. 


It is worth noting the United States has so far contributed US$7.6 million in funds to Peru for the humanitarian and integration response plan aimed at Venezuelans in the Inca country. 

On the other hand, Ambassador Carlos Scull had the opportunity to meet his compatriots.

During this gathering, he expressed his solidarity and voiced confidence that democracy will soon return to Venezuela

Additionally, the U.S. diplomat reiterated his country's call for free and fair elections that reflect the will of the Venezuelan people. 

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Published: 2/15/2019
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