CARICOM leaders to meet with UN Secretary General on Venezuela

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UN Secretary General, António Guterres

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean Community(CARICOM) leaders are to meet with the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday to discuss the ongoing political situation in Venezuela where the government of President Nicolas Maduro is under international pressure to step down.

CARICOM chairman and St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley as well as Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley are to meet with the UN Secretary General

The regional leaders are also being accompanied by Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David, and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque.

The regional leaders at an emergency meeting last Thursday agreed to request a meeting with the UN Secretary-General which he accepted.

CARICOM countries have called for the non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela where the Opposition leader Juan Guaido has proclaimed himself as interim president.

He has had the backing of several countries, most notably the United States and Canada.

Prior to their meeting with Guterres, the CARICOM delegation met here with senior Caribbean diplomats and officials.

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