CARACAS, July 20 (Xinhua) — Venezuela does not need humanitarian aid, said a UN official Tuesday.

Marcelo Resende, Venezuela's representative for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), told a food supply meeting that the south American country "is not in a position for humanitarian aid."

Freddy Bernal from the Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP) shared Resende's perspective through his Twitter account that Venezuela doesn't need humanitarian aid, opposing what leaders of the local right-wing opposition said.

In April 2015, the FAO acknowledged Venezuela's fight against hunger, the eradication of poverty and guaranteeing food sovereignty.

Venezuela was recognized for reaching the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations. It was also recognized by the United Nations Development Program and the FAO.

The Millennium Development Goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women and reducing child mortality.

In March, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asked the FAO for help to strengthen the new agricultural production schemes in the country.