Caricom Delegation Holds UN Meeting on Venezuela

Caricom and the UN have expressed their willingness to offer their good offices to facilitate a dialogue between the parties involved to find a solution.

A delegation from several countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) went to the United Nations (UN) on Monday to discuss the political situation in Venezuela.

Led by the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, the delegation met with the Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, to discuss the implications for the region of what is happening in the South American country, after the autojuration illegal of the opposition deputy Juan Guaidó.

This group was made up of the Prime Ministers of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados; the Chancellor of Granada and the Secretary General of the regional bloc.

During the session of the UN Security Council held last Saturday on Venezuela, the ambassador of Barbados, on behalf of the regional bloc, highlighted the statement issued on January 24 in rejection of foreign intervention in internal affairs of the States.

The Caricom declared itself “against interference and foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the States and fought for respect for sovereignty, the rule of law, human rights and democracy.”

According to Guterres, both Caricom and the UN expressed their willingness to offer their good offices to “facilitate a dialogue between the parties in search of a negotiated solution” to the situation.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, said that they trust in a dialogue to discuss the situation in Venezuela without foreign intervention.

In addition, they reiterated the call to “external forces” so that they do not exert destabilizing actions against Venezuela.

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/AR