USAID Administrator Mark Green's Meeting with Curaçao's Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Tom Babington:

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with Curaçao Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath on February 18, 2019, outside of the island's capital of Willemstad. Administrator Green thanked the Prime Minister for his support in helping alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, including through Curaçao's recognition of Interim President Juan Guaidó as the rightful leader of Venezuela. Administrator Green and the Prime Minister jointly lamented the vast humanitarian needs in Venezuela, and committed to working together to help the suffering people who are facing shortages of food and medicine by pursuing the agreements necessary to allow the U.S. Government to pre-position civilian humanitarian assistance for Venezuela in private warehouses in Curaçao.