But those institutions must sit on the sidelines until there is clear international recognition of a government in Caracas and a way to put funds into use in the country which has seen its economy collapse, while people are fleeing because they cannot get basic food and medicines.
In addition to the potential for financing from the IMF and World Bank, he hosted a meeting on Thursday of the friends of Venezuela, which includes many Latin American and European countries, as well as Japan, where ministers also discussed the need for the oil exporting power to restore trade.
"We're going to be working on trying to put together a consortium of about USD 10 billion of trade finance that would be available for the new government to spark trade," Mnuchin said.
About 3.7 million refugees have fled the worsening crisis in Venezuela in recent years - a third to neighboring Colombia - the most dramatic and fastest exodus in the world after war-torn Syria, according to the United Nations. That figure could reach five million by the end of the year.
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