Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, said this Friday that another week has passed without the country receiving a response from the United States government on the offer to repatriate stranded — due to Covid-19 restrictions — Venezuelans and US citizens, on direct humanitarian flights.
Through his Twitter account @jaarreaza, he quoted a message published on August 20 on the same social network, in which he reported that through a diplomatic note from the Venezuelan mission to the United Nations (UN), addressed to the United States UN mission, ratifying the free offer to repatriate Venezuelan stranded in the United States and do the same for US citizens who are in Venezuela wanting to return to their country.
Transcurre otra semana y el Gobierno de EEUU sigue sin dar respuesta a la oferta del Presidente @NicolasMaduro de repatriar venezolan@s y estadounidenses en vuelos directos humanitarios, con los más rigurosos protocolos sanitarios vía @LAConviasa. Propuesta hecha hace meses ya. https://t.co/1ZyNAyKITm
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) August 28, 2020
The humanitarian flight would be executed by the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa), under the most rigorous sanitary protocols.
The Venezuelan chief diplomat recalled that this is a proposal made by the National Executive months ago, which has been ignored by the Donald Trump Administration.
Featured image: Venezuelans returning from South America in a Conviasa flight. File photo.