Venezuela expresses solidarity with Mexico and Guatemala after quake


Caracas, 08 Sep. AVN.- Venezuela has expressed its solidarity with the peoples of Mexico and Guatemala, affected by a massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake that shook both nations late Thursday night.

Through a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Venezuelan government has expressed its support and willingness to help both countries in the process of caring for victims and rebuilding the areas affected by this strong earthquake.

Following is the full statement:

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Ministry of People's Power for Foreign Affairs


The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, on behalf of the Venezuelan people and Government, expresses his heartfelt words of solidarity with the people and government of the United Mexican States and the Republic of Guatemala, for the effects of the 8.2-magnitude earthquake registered Thursday night on September 7 and its epicenter was located in the state of Chiapas, south of Mexico.

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela expresses its deep sorrow for the victims of this unfortunate natural event, and sends its condolences to all the Mexican and Guatemalan people and in particular to all the families affected.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its policy of solidarity, makes available to the governments of Mexico and Guatemala all the support they require in order to care for the victims and to collaborate in the rescue and reconstruction works.

Caracas, September 08, 2017.

08/09/2017 - 05:09 pm