Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has assured that his government is ready to receive “humanitarian assistance” from “any country” under the “coordination” of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organization (OPS).
“We are ready to receive any humanitarian aid or donation from the country you want today. We have very clear priorities,” said the Venezuelan president at a meeting with the Presidential Commission for Coronavirus Monitoring, Care and Control.
Maduro has mandated Venezuela’s Vice President for Communication, Culture, and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, and Foreign Affairs Director, Jorge Arreaza, to coordinate the necessary steps to channel potential international donations, the Caracas executive said.
The Venezuelan president launched this message after US officials said the Venezuelan government had refused to accept international technical assistance to fight the coronavirus pandemic.