The United States has allocated $US5M to assist Venezuelans in Guyana who were forced to flee their country due to severe economic hardships and other political issues which have gripped the nation in recent years.
This announcement was made by US Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, during a media briefing on Friday morning, following bilateral talks with President Irfaan Ali at State House in Georgetown.
“We talked about the need for democracy in Venezuela and an end to the illegitimate [Nicolas] Maduro regime; the man who is denying that very democracy that the Guyanese people so love, denying that democracy from the people of Venezuela.”
“The US has now allocated $5M to help Venezuelans in Guyana who have had to flee from Venezuela to Guyana to escape the horrors of brutality of the Maduro regime,” Pompeo announced.
Pompeo said that it is his hope that cooperation between Guyana an US will continue in this regard, adding; “I want to express my personal appreciation for Guyana’s hosting of the Venezuelans that have crossed inside of your country.”