On Thursday, August 5, a delegation of representatives of the Venezuelan National Assembly and the Foreign Affairs Ministry participated in a session of Parlasur, the Parliament of Mercosur, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations in the region.
The Venezuelan delegation was headed by Iris Varela, first vice president of the National Assembly. Deputies from the opposition and the Bloque de la Patria coalition were also part of the delegation.
Deputy Minister of Venezuela for Latin America, Rander Peña, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was also present at the meeting.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry informed through its Twitter account that “we are participating as a guest in the Second Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Delegation of Venezuela before the Mercosur Parliament, from the Foreign Affairs Ministry we will cooperate with the National Assembly to achieve the main objectives of the Venezuelan State.”
#5Ago | VM para América Latina @RanderPena participó en la II Sesión Ordinaria de la Delegación Parlamentaria de Venezuela ante el Parlamento del Mercosur, en el marco de la cooperación entre poderes y en aras de seguir fortaleciendo nuestras relaciones bilaterales en la región. pic.twitter.com/kj0qvn0csa
— Cancillería Venezuela 🇻🇪 (@CancilleriaVE) August 5, 2021
During the Second Ordinary Session with the parliamentary delegation of Venezuela at Parlasur, the current situation in the country was discussed and, working groups for political cooperation were formed. Through these working groups, the representatives will coordinate actions to promote the strengthening of Venezuela’s presence within the South American multilateral organization.
In May of this year, the Venezuela Chapter of Parlasur was established in Caracas, chaired by Saúl Ortega, with Iris Varela as the deputy chairperson.
Also, in February, the National Assembly appointed Venezuela’s representatives at Parlasur, who are in charge of representing the country before this multilateral body.
On that occasion, 25 representatives were appointed, some among them are:
- María Iris Valera. Substitute: Ricardo González
- Saúl Ortega. Substitute: Ricardo Molina
- Pedro Carreño. Substitute: Vanessa Montero
- Nancy Pérez. Substitute: Anthony Cohelo
- Jesús Farías. Substitute: Héctor Zambrano
Featured image: Representatives of Venezuela and Parlasur in a meeting in Caracas. Photo: Vicepresidencia de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela
(RedRadioVE) by Ana Perdigón
Translation: Orinoco Tribune