MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Cúcuta (Nov 19/19). As part of the agenda that develops in Colombia, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, was in Cúcuta on Tuesday to learn first hand about the migratory and humanitarian situation that exists on the border with Venezuela and the actions of the national government to assist migrants and their families.
The Colombian Ambassador to the UN, Guillermo Fernández de Soto, and Felipe Muñoz, Border Manager, were in charge of guiding the tour that included visits to the Mega College La Frontera where they talked with the students of the educational center; to the Transitory Center of Attention to Migrants that welcomes Venezuelan citizens who arrive in North of Santander daily as part of their itinerary before traveling to another country; to the Divine Providence dining room, in which the diocese of Cúcuta provides humanitarian food assistance to 4,500 migrants every day; to the Simón Bolívar Bridge and the Erasmo Meoz Hospital.
This visit “aims to look at how other ways the United Nations can help in this sad tragedy,” said Ambassador Guillermo Fernández de Soto, while expressing his deep admiration for Colombian institutions and international institutions that are on the border, day and night helping this humanitarian tragedy with a very strong sense of solidarity: ‘that is the reason why Colombia does it not only with pleasure, but with a human and moral solidarity that has no limits’.
The ambassadors were accompanied by Felipe Muñoz, Border Manager of the Presidency of the Republic; Víctor Bautista, Director of Borders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federico Hoyos, Colombian Ambassador to Canada.
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