The foreign minister of Venezuela Yvan Gil reported this Saturday that contacts have been made with the Foreign Ministries of Peru and Chile to request guarantees and respect for the human rights of migrants living on the border between the two countries.
“Regarding the situation of Venezuelan migrants blocked in the border between Chile and peruse are in contact with both foreign ministries and request full guarantees and respect for the human rights of our compatriots. Gill wrote on his Twitter account.
Simultaneously, Requested guarantees so that state airlines can land and take off in Convisa’s territory“as well as supply fuel to our potential operations repatriation plan, Which allows us to return to our compatriots safe and sound.
At the limit point of Peru and Chile, hundreds of migrants most of them are Venezuelan and Haitian stranded without water, food, or sanitation services, without being able to return to Chilean territory or enter Peru.
in the vicinity of the Peruvian department border tacna With Chile from Erica, Peru 390 agents and 196 soldiers of the National Police were deployed on Friday after the state of emergency is imposed in the border areas of the country.
Members of the Peruvian Armed Forces, as the authorities clarified the day before, were located along 12.5 kilometers of the border to support police agents in 12 important points in the region.
Peruvian Interior Minister, Vincent Romero said in statements to the RPP radio station that, on behalf of Peru, The Migration Service is allowing passage “solely and exclusively” into the country of migrants who have a visa, passport, and foreign card, But he insisted that “if they do not have the documents, they cannot enter Peru.”
Defense Minister Jorge Chávez also said in statements to the RPP, “Work is being done to be able to obtain the intervention of a very important actor who should be Venezuela to authorize the return of citizens.”