Published On: Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018

Trade and travel ban between Venezuela and ABC Islands remains in force

nicolas_maduro_barbozaBRUSSELS - Venezuela continues to block trade and travel with the Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. According to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is in charge of foreign relations for the entire Kingdom, Halbe Zijlstra, the Netherlands will consult with the islands to find a solution. The Minister will do this after a consultation with his EU colleagues.

The European Union announced sanctions on Monday against seven high-ranking Venezuelans. Unfortunately, the South American country links this measure to the blockade issue, said Zijlstra, who spoke to his Venezuelan counterpart on Sunday. “We regret that very much, it is totally independent of each other, which is why we are now looking at follow-up steps, also in the area of passenger traffic.”

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