Published On: Sat, Jul 26th, 2014

Curaçao monitors situation between Venezuela and the Netherlands

Government CenterWILLEMSTAD – Relating to the current situation in Aruba, the Prime Minister of Curaçao, Ivar Asjes informs that the Government of Curaçao has met for the second time with relevant stakeholders to continue monitoring the situation and prepare for eventual consequences, which could be less positive for Curaçao.

Also, the Prime Minister has called an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Minister to discuss the current situation. The Government of Curaçao ensures the community that it will monitor the developments in a diligent manner and will meet on a regular basis with its counselors about the situation. The Prime Minister has constant communication with the authorities at the oil refinery and all information received indicates that the refinery will continue to operate normally.

Both Aqualectra and Curoil have also taken the necessary precaution to procure enough fuel, water and electricity for Curaçao.

The flights to and from Venezuela have been resumed. CHATA and CTB have contributed positively to the tourism development by demonstrating hospitality to the Venezuelan passengers who were stranded on the island.

In the coming hours, the Minister of Justice will explain what the process is, which is taking place in the Dutch Kingdom based on international treaties signed with the United States of America.

The Government of Curaçao will continue to be in contact with the relevant actors, authorities on local, interinsular and Kingdom level to monitor the possible effects that could be less positive for Curaçao.

The Government will also keep the community informed about any relevant development.



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