Friday, June 9, 2023

Border crisis: lawmakers propose using FACH planes for the departure of Venezuelans

MPs Francisco Chahuán and Tomás de Rementaria react to the proposal of Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvonne Gil: both agree that, instead of Convisa airline planes, Chilean Air Force ships can transport Venezuelan citizens stranded at the border , if certain conditions are met.

The chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate, Francisco Chahuán, and the deputy participating in the equivalent instance in the lower house, Tomás de Rementaria, made statements to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Iván Gil about the possibility of enabling the flights. were in In this country by the airline Convisa.

Gil proposed the idea to address a situation in which hundreds of people, many from Venezuela, find themselves stranded on the border between Peru and Arica in Chile, unable to move due to a lack of regular immigration documentation. are unable.

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For this reason the foreign minister of that country also called on neighboring countries where the crisis is taking place to protect the human rights of those people who are between Tacna and Arica and who do not have access to food, water or basic sanitary conditions.

In view of this, the deputy de Rementaria said that “If the FACh planes have to do this, General Hugo Rodríguez should be consulted about the capabilities of the force. And it can be done, it is systematic, and you can get it from Venezuela”. They can also do counseling so that they can finance the cost of the trip.”

Along the same lines, the parliamentarian said that “we can see the situation of putting planes, creating land corridors (…) but it must be with the permission of Venezuela that these citizens are being guaranteed the possibility of returning ” for their country”.

On the other hand, Senator Chahuan told Imol that the Chilean Foreign Ministry had been asked to take into account “the need for a corridor that could show a way out of the crisis, or the possibility that FACH planes could go to Colombia”. Keeping in mind that this is the border between Colombia and Venezuela is open.

“It could be a quick option and it implies that the Venezuelan planes that have been questioned do not come to Chile,” said the member of the Upper House, referring to allegations that he had links with terrorist groups. Allegations have been made of allegedly maintaining a relationship. ,

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