In order to attend and take immediate action on the devastating ecological and social consequences generated by forest fires in the Amazon region, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through the Bolivarian Government officially proposed an extraordinary meeting of foreign ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO).

The information was released by the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jarreaza.

“The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela has officially proposed an extraordinary meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), to address the ecological and social consequences of the devastating fires in the Amazon region”, he wrote.

Within the framework of the Latin American brotherhood and as a member of the Amazonian community, the South American country also offered its aid to help mitigate the effects of this tragedy that is devastating the indigenous communities that make life there, much of its vegetation, the ecosystem and the biological diversity of the area considered as the plant lung of planet earth.

Thus, the Bolivarian Government, in accordance with the provisions of Article 20 of the ACTO, urges the secretariat of the intergovernmental body to evaluate and circulate this proposal among member countries in order to preserve the invaluable natural heritage. Source:

People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela