The leader of the Venezuelan opposition Juan Guiado on Thursday issued a decree authorizing the entry of humanitarian aid in the Bolivarian Republic. The text of the document the politician published in his Twitter.
“As commander -in-chief of the Bolivarian armed forces, I reaffirm the authorization for humanitarian assistance to enter Venezuela and order individual units of the armed forces to act in accordance with this authorization,” the document says.
The Venezuelan politician also ordered “to open the border with brotherly Brazil”. “I confirm Venezuela’s readiness to maintain diplomatic, consular and other relations with the authorities of the Islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, as well as with the authorities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” the document stresses.
The initiative to deliver humanitarian aid to Venezuela in the context of the political crisis that has unfolded in the country has led to another disagreement between opponents and supporters of Maduro. The opposition says it intends to do everything possible to bring goods to the country from Colombia and Brazil. The Venezuelan government insists that assistance can be provided only within the framework of international law, and does not intend to pass the goods collected by the opposition across the border.
On Thursday, Maduro announced that he was closing the land border with Brazil. He did not rule out that similar measures would be taken with regard to the border with Colombia. On Wednesday, Venezuelan authorities announced the closure of the Maritime and air border with the Caribbean Islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, which are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.