Government Senator, Carlos James today concluded a two-day visit to Caracas, Venezuela as part of a Parliamentary group meeting of member States of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
The Parliamentary grouping, which focuses on sovereignty and unity within the regional bloc, met at an extra-ordinary session in Caracas ahead of the host country’s activities to commemorate its 206th anniversary of Independence.
Addressing the meeting, which was attended by Venezuela’s Vice President, Aristó-bulo Is-túriz, Senator James expressed the support of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the democratically elected government of Venezuela headed by President Nicolás Maduro.
According to Senator James, Venezuela has recently been the focus of a lot of international attention due to mounting political tensions and other challenges which have posed some difficulty for the South American country.
He however, noted that while St. Vincent and the Grenadines does not have a practice of meddling in the domestic affairs of other countries, it is important for regional groupings such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and CELAC to strongly condemn any attempt to destabilise democratically elected governments across the region.