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Weekly Report - 04 June 2020 (WR-20-22)

VENEZUELA: Pandemic pact enables humanitarian relief

After months of trading platitudes regarding the importance of national co-operation (or at least co-existence) in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Venezuela’s government and opposition have finally taken a significant step towards making this a reality. Suggestions that the pandemic co-operation agreement signed on 1 June could lead to a renewed political dialogue are somewhat premature, but the consequences of this deal for the Venezuelan people, especially in facilitating the arrival of humanitarian aid, should not be underestimated.

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