Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a videoconference with members of his cabinet on June 1, 2020, from Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela
he two main political leaders of Venezuela have agreed on a joint search for funds to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The operation will be placed under the aegis of the Pan American Health Organization. The government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have reached an agreement to jointly search for funds to fight the coronavirus in Venezuela, according to a document read on June 2 on national television. The document, read by the Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, announces this agreement between the government and the opposition intended to work in search of funds, with the assistance of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Juan Guaido’s communications department also said in a statement that a “technical cooperation plan to deal with the humanitarian coronavirus crisis” had been signed. An agreement under the aegis of PAHO PAHO, questioned by AFP, confirmed the conclusion of the agreement, without giving details. “PAHO is taking steps to support its implementation,” said a spokesperson for the organization, which is headquartered in Washington. According to the text read by the Minister of Communication, “the two parties propose to work in a coordinated manner, in coordination and with the support of PAHO, in the search for financial resources which would contribute to the strengthening of the country’s response capacities” facing the coronavirus pandemic.
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