Venezuelan Government authorizes humanitarian flight for passengers stranded in the US

President Nicolás Maduro authorized on Sunday a Conviasa airline’s flight to facilitate the return of 200 Venezuelans who are stranded in the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza will be in charge of this process and he will request permissions for the humanitarian flight.

“I say to the US government that it cannot prevent us from going for humanitarian reasons. It has to lift the sanctions. The Conviasa airplanes are ready to fly to any part of the world to bring Venezuelans back,” stressed the Venezuelan president at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas.

He said that amid the COVID-19 health emergency, it is unconceivable that the Donald Trump administration keep unilateral coercive measures against sovereign countries.

President Maduro urged to launch a nationwide and international campaign to demand the cessation of economic, financial and commercial aggressions by the US against Venezuela.

“I request the support of all opposition, business and religious sectors because it cannot be that they want to escalate sanctions. Venezuela can resist, but it also has the morale to demand the immediate cessation of all sanctions,” he stressed.

Presidential Press Office

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