Venezuelan Government, UN deepen cooperation over COVID-19

In order to agree joint actions to contain the propagation of COVID-19, Venezuelan Government’s authorities held a meeting on Wednesday, March 25, with delegates of the UN System in Venezuela.

The meeting was held at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, and was attended by Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, Foreign Affairs Mniister Jorge Arreza, Sectorial Vice President for Territorial Socialism Aristóbulo Istúriz, Planning Minister Ricardo Menéndez, President of the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security (IVSS) Magaly Gutierrez and Chief of the Cuban Medical Mission Julio García.

Th UN System representatives included UN Resident Coordinator in Venezuela Peter Grohmann, PAHO Acting Representative Gerardo de Cosío, UNIICEF Representative Hervé de Lys, and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Samir Elhawary.

Earlier this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with UN representatives to define work mechanisms such as the support the UN will provide to Venezuela.

The UN cooperation includes the PAHO and UNICEF mediation to favor the Ministry of People’s Power for Health in order to implement effective sanitation control measures.

Previously, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the UN’s will to support Venezuela in the fight against COVID-19.

So far, 462,678 COVID-19 cases, 113,802 recovered cases and 20,877 deaths have been reported worldwide due to this pandemic.

Presidential Press Office

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