Caracas, November 29 (EFE).- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faria asked the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday for cooperation and technical assistance to “modernize” the Caribbean country’s migration policy.
“We hope to have IOM’s cooperation and technical assistance to help us strengthen our domestic and consular capacity and constructively assist Venezuelan migrants, especially in safe and orderly returns,” the official was quoted as saying in a press release. .
Faria, who spoke before the IOM board today, explained that the government has created a national migration commission that seeks to “renew, modernize and strengthen migration policies” in the territory, adding, “to take care of our migrants wherever they are.”
Likewise, he reiterated to the organization Venezuela’s readiness for dialogue and cooperation, “based on solidarity among countries of emission, transit, destination and return.”
Similarly, the government supports the “de-commodification of migration” as well as the “de-politicization” of United Nations agencies and organizations in the field of migration.
The head of Chavista’s diplomacy indicated that the Caribbean country would contribute to the “strengthening” of the IOM, the implementation of policies, as well as “better agreements” in favor of migrants.
He added that Venezuela, as part of its policy, promotes the management “to address migration phenomena, which promotes regular stay, inclusion and integration of foreigners in Venezuelan society from the moment they enter the border.”
The Interagency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V), a mechanism jointly led by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and IOM, this month offered its latest update, which found that 7.1 million Venezuelans have fled their country. origin in recent years.
Source: El Diario