The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ratified this Wednesday the free offer to repatriate Venezuelan citizens who remain in the United States and transfer US citizens to their country, whose returns have not been possible due to the contingency of global mobility generated for the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative of the national Executive was transmitted through a diplomatic note addressed by the Venezuelan mission in the United Nations to the US counterpart, informed the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, in a message published on his Twitter account @jaarreaza.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister assured that the transfer would be complied with the safest sanitary protocols, through the state airline Conviasa.
Ayer, mediante nota diplomática de nuestra Misión en ONU dirigida a la Misión de EEUU, ratificamos la oferta gratuita de repatriar a nuestros compatriotas en EEUU y trasladar a ciudadanos estadounidenses a su país, con los más seguros protocolos sanitarios, vía @LAConviasa. pic.twitter.com/wyquoc3dYC— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) August 20, 2020
“Since last March 2020, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has requested US government authorization to carry out a series of punctual, non-commercial and humanitarian flights for the repatriation of Venezuelan citizens who are in the that country”, states the communication addressed to Ambassador Kelly Craft, United States representative to the UN.
The Venezuelan mission shared “concern about the need to reunify Venezuelan and American families”; and affirmed that “we are ready to carry out these flights” as soon as they are approved and interested passengers can be summoned.