After its forced and illegal extraction in 1998 from the Pemón indigenous people and taken to Germany, the Kueka Stone begins its return to the homeland of Bolívar, as announced by the Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza through his Twitter acount, where he showed a video of the procedure that is being carried out in the Tiergarten Metropolitan Park in Berlin.
¡IMÁGENES EXCLUSIVAS !
¡La Abuela Kueka inicia su retorno a la Patria!
Así comienza la restitución de la piedra sagrada del pueblo Pemón! #Hoy fue removida del Parque Metropolitano Tiergarten, en Berlín. Pronto tocará tierra Venezolana para reencontrarse con el Abuelo. pic.twitter.com/Eomz7VUmb5
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) January 20, 2020
In another tweet, the chancellor explains that this achievement of the Kueka Stone declared a Property of Cultural Interest since 2006, is a product of the Bolivarian government’s effort, in addition to a friendly agreement but above all, the participation and pressure of the Pemón people, who have been waiting for 22 years since the return of their mystical stone.
In 2018, the Minister of Popular Power for Culture, Ernesto Villegas, held a working visit in Paris, before the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the framework of the realization of the 204th Session of the Executive Board of the organization, in which he requested the director, Audrey Azoulay, support the request for the repatriation of the Kueka stone to its place of origin, the Great Savannah, “where it should never have left.
Translated by JRE/EF