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Ecuador: Mogherini lauds Latin American countries for hosting Venezuelan refugees01:04

Ecuador: Mogherini lauds Latin American countries for hosting Venezuelan refugees

Ecuador, Quito
March 28, 2019 at 17:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini lauded Ecuador and other Latin American countries for hosting "millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants" amid the country's crisis. She spoke at the second ministerial meeting of the International Contact Group (IGC) on Venezuela, in Quito on Thursday.

Mogherini said, "I would like to commend the efforts of host countries in the region, starting with Ecuador, which has received millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. Our solidarity is full."

She noted the IGC's "useful contribution" to the resolution of the Venezuelan crisis, describing it as "the only international initiative with a high-level access to all relevant parties in Venezuela."

The EU foreign policy chief also stressed that the group would continue its "joint efforts with the objective of helping the Venezuelan people find a peaceful and democratic solution to the country's crisis through free and credible elections."

This is the IGC's second ministerial meeting, which brings together the EU and a number of Latin American countries, including Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia and Costa Rica. The inaugural meeting took place in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo on February 7.

Since then, the group has sent its "technical mission" to Caracas tasked with assessing the support that can be given to pave the way for a democratic and peaceful outcome to the Venezuelan crisis.

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EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini lauded Ecuador and other Latin American countries for hosting "millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants" amid the country's crisis. She spoke at the second ministerial meeting of the International Contact Group (IGC) on Venezuela, in Quito on Thursday.

Mogherini said, "I would like to commend the efforts of host countries in the region, starting with Ecuador, which has received millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants. Our solidarity is full."

She noted the IGC's "useful contribution" to the resolution of the Venezuelan crisis, describing it as "the only international initiative with a high-level access to all relevant parties in Venezuela."

The EU foreign policy chief also stressed that the group would continue its "joint efforts with the objective of helping the Venezuelan people find a peaceful and democratic solution to the country's crisis through free and credible elections."

This is the IGC's second ministerial meeting, which brings together the EU and a number of Latin American countries, including Ecuador, Uruguay, Bolivia and Costa Rica. The inaugural meeting took place in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo on February 7.

Since then, the group has sent its "technical mission" to Caracas tasked with assessing the support that can be given to pave the way for a democratic and peaceful outcome to the Venezuelan crisis.

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