Foreign Minister Mouynes says she verified the situation of irregular migrants near the border between Colombia and Panama
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Erika Mouynes , revealed on the afternoon of this Thursday, July 29, that she corroborated in the company of her counterpart Marta Lucía Ramírez the difficult situation of a large group of irregular migrants in Colombian territory near the border with Panama.
Mouynes through her Twitter account explained that she and Ramírez recalled "the need to coordinate safe passage for men, women and children who risk their lives" during their journey through the province of Darien, on their way to the United States.
"Today we corroborate with Foreign Minister @mluciaramirez of #Colombia the plight of a large group of irregular migrants on their side of the border and we recall the need to coordinate safe passage for men, women and children who risk their lives through the Darien," read her tweet.
Due to the number of immigrants in the border area, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, requested this Thursday regional cooperation to face the migration crisis.
In that area there are thousands of migrants from African and Caribbean countries, such as Haiti, who are stranded waiting to continue their journey to the United States.
In addition, there is fear of the increase in those infected with Covid-19 due to the fact that immigrants do not respect biosafety regulations, such as the use of masks and hand washing.
The Colombian media have reported that the municipality of Necoclí, in the department of Antioquia, is collapsed because there are at least 10,000 people seeking to reach Panama and from there continue to Central America and Mexico on their way to the United States.
According to the Foreign Minister, Panama proposes "a discussion at the highest level to formulate rapid responses and definitive comprehensive solutions to this global phenomenon."