Secretary Pompeo during a joint press conference on Friday announced that Guyana will receive US$5 million aimed at helping Venezuelans who fled from their homeland.
“I want to express my personal appreciation for Guyana hosting Venezuelans who have crossed into your country… you’ve been a strong partner for us on this issue, you have supported our statements through the OAS and the LIMA group,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo when questioned explained that he has trust that the cooperation which Guyana and the United States share on the Venezuela issue will continue as a solution is found for the current situation in Venezuela.
The US Secretary of State said that there is a dire need for democracy in Venezuela and an end to the “illegitimate” Nicholas Maduro administration.
“He is denying the very democracy that the Guyanese people so love, denying the democracy for the people of Venezuela,” Pompeo said.