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CARICOM to Attend Uruguay Meeting on Venezuela

Featured CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts  and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris. CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris.
Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, will lead a CARICOM delegation to Uruguay for an international meeting on the ongoing political situation in Venezuela  on February 7.

Dr. Harris, who is the CARICOM chairman, will be accompanied by his Barbados colleague, Prime Minister Mia Mottley and the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. keith Rowley.

CARICOM leaders met by video conference on Thursday to discuss their latest initiative to end the crisis in Venezuela where Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó, backed by the United States and several other western countries, has declared himself the interim leader of the South American country.

The governments of Mexico and Uruguay have called for the conference on February 7 with representatives from the main countries and international organizations that hold a neutral position towards Venezuela.

According to CARICOM, the purpose of the conference is to lay the foundation for establishing a new mechanism for dialogue that, with the inclusion of all Venezuelan forces, could contribute to restoring stability and peace in that country.

But Guaido has turned down the request to participate in the talks and has written to the leaders of both Uruguay and Mexico urging them to back the struggle to remove Maduro.

CARICOM has maintained a non-interventionist position regarding Venezuela and has offered to acts as a independent broker.

Last modified onSunday, 03 February 2019 23:02
  • Countries: St_Kitts_Nevis

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