PM to attend Venezuela mediation talks in Uruguay

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will join the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley and CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Timothy Harris at an international meeting on the situation on Venezuela which will be held in Montevideo, Uruguay on Thursday 07 February, 2019.

At the special emergency meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government which was held via video conference today, it was decided that the three prime ministers who led talks in New York with the United Nations should represent the region in Uruguay, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said.

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

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, will contribute to restoring stability and peace in that country.

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has said he will not attend the conference.

There is no word on whether president Nicolas Maduro will attend.

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