Caracas, 11 Mar. AVN .- Ministers of the Executive Cabinet will retake, since next April 01, a plan of visits to indigenous communities at the Perija mountain range, western state Zulia, informed on Friday Interior Relations and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami.
The Executive Cabinet and officers of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces held a popular assembly with indigenous people to strengthen the Plan Yukpa, which was implemented in 2009 and seeks justice, social inclusion and improve the quality of life of native peoples.
El Aissami reaffirmed “the commitment and love Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez feels for indigenous peoples.”
“Today, we want to continue working for the development, consolidation and strengthening of the Perija mountain range,” he added.
The Minister also said that “among aborigines is sowed the root of real socialism. For that reason, we reaffirm the firm word of the Bolivarian Government to defend the rights of Yukpa indigenous communities.”
Interior Relations and Justice Vice Minister Edwin Rojas was appointed to be responsible for the Plan Yukpa, which also seeks to delimit the lands of these ethnic groups.
The encounter was also attended by Health Minister Eugenia Sader and vice ministers of education, who answered the requests of indigenous representatives.