28 June 2021, Amsterdam.
H.E. Haifa Aissami Madah, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the OPCW, ICC and other International Organizations in the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Haifa Aissami Madah came to visit CFC, to say goodbye as she is leaving the Netherlands shortly upon completion of her tour of duties. As the Alternate Governor of the CFC for Venezuela, Ambassador Madah stated that Venezuela takes CFC with her utmost importance. She also stated that Venezuela expressed her readiness to do more for their people as well as for all poor people in the region.
Ambassador Madah was accompanied by Mr. Jose Angel Bucarello, Alternate Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Venezuela to the OPCW-ICC in the meeting, while Ambassador Belal was assisted by Ms. Liz He, Junior Project Manager.
During the discussion, Ambassador Belal briefed Ambassador Madah on the current as well as probable future initiatives of the CFC. Ambassador Belal elaborated on the elements, what he termed as green recovery in a post pandemic era, to help COVID-19 wrecked smallholder and SMEs to get to their feet at the earliest. Ambassador Belal wished to see more working relations and partnership with the countries in the days to come.
Ambassador Belal also briefed Ambassador Madah on the ongoing initiative on the formulation of a fund titled CIIF (Commodity Impact Investment Facility) and thereby enabling CFC to contribute more for alleviation of poverty. Once formed, CIIF could also be an avenue for Venezuela to join this impact investment fund as an anchor investor.
In response, Ambassador Madah thanked Ambassador Belal and his team for the ongoing activities as well as for the future initiatives is being taken by the CFC and assured that she will do her best to keep her successor updated and to brief the concerned in the capital as well on her return to bring good project ideas from her country and the region as well as promoting the idea of impact investment as best as she could. Ambassador Belal urged Ambassador Madah to disseminate the information with business chambers, Ministries, and enterprises so that qualified SMEs/enterprises could submit quality projects from Venezuela for consideration by the Executive Board of CFC, and to attend potential entrepreneurs from Venezuela to attend the CFC webinar sessions arranged for potential applicants to the CFC call for proposals.
Ambassador Belal assured to pursue more innovative outreaches in the days to come to make the services of CFC available to as many people as possible in the commodity dependent developing world, with a heightened sense of innovations and creativity.