PM, CARICOM team meet with UN President today

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the CARICOM team in New York are this morning meeting with the President of the United Nations María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés.

The Office of the Prime Minister says this is the first of several meetings carded for today.

The meeting follows their talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday when they put forward CARICOM's position on Venezuela.

CARICOM is seeking mediation and has taken a position of non-intervention and non-interference in Venezuela.

The CARICOM team emerged from yesterday's meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York, expressing optimism that the UN will assist in establishing the road map towards peace and security for Venezuela.

Caricom chairman and St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister, Dr Timothy Harris is leading the delegation which includes Dr Rowley and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Rowley expressed hope that in the not-too-distant future there will be significant improvement and a diminishing of tensions in Venezuela.

“We believe in the coming days there will be work towards dialogue so that the internal difficulties in Venezuela can be approached without intervention and interference from those who may have a different approach,” Rowley said in the statement.

The CARICOM delegation also met with the Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, Marc-Andre Blanchard on Monday and is also expected to meet with officials from Russia, China and Venezuela.

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