Venezuelan Government helps Venezuelans stranded in Mexico, U.S. fly home
On Wednesday, a total of 158 Venezuelan nationals who were stranded in Mexico and the United States for months due to COVID-19 returned to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Venezuela’s Conviasa flight took off from the Adolfo López Mateos International Airport in Toluca and arrived in the Simón Bolivar International Airport, in La Guaira state, Venezuela, and was coordinated under strict sanitary protocols to avoid the propagation of COVID-19 and guarantee passengers a safe flight. These 158 Venezuelans add to the 52 passengers who returned from Toluca to Maracaibo, Zulia state, on Monday, September 7.
“We want to thank President Nicolás Maduro and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as well as the Venezuelan and Mexican foreign ministries, for this joint effort. It is a significant display of love for our people who want to return home and reunite with their families,” said Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Francisco Arias Cárdenas.
Likewise, Arias Cárdenas recalled that President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan state-run institutions are constantly working to help Venezuelan nationals who are stranded due to COVID-19 reunite with their families.
“This effort will continue bearing fruits. The happiness and wellbeing of our fellow nationals is our government’s main goal,” he said.
Kari Saber, one of the Venezuelans who could return home, also thanked the Venezuelan Government for its support.
“I’m glad to be home after 6 months thanks to all the people who are working on a daily basis to make it possible. The Venezuelan Government has taken care of us since we started seeking for a solution. These have been difficult months, but today I thank God because we are returning home,” said Saber.
Richard Deirmenjian also thanked President Nicolás Maduro, the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico and its diplomatic staff.
“The Toluca airport was especially available for Venezuelans. The world has to know of this effort. It was only possible between brotherly countries,” asserted Deirmenjian.
Noteworthily, thanks to this airlift between Venezuela and Mexico, 300 foreigners from Mexico, the U.S., Canada and European countries flew to Mexico from Venezuela to return to their respective homes.