( Press release)
This Thursday, October 29, marks the 39th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. On behalf of the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry through Twitter message, celebrated this historic date and assured that these relationships: “they have built on a solid foundation of friendship and cooperation for the consolidation of a more just and equitable world for future generations.”
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations, several major projects have been carried out, such as the construction of the current Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent, which was inaugurated on February 14, 2017 and the visual health days to through the Miracle Mission, which carried out a total of 310 surgeries between 2015 and 2016, and at the beginning of 2020 they carried out a visual diagnosis session where 855 people were treated; the creation of the SVG Fuel Storage and Distribution Plant; donation of laptops for primary and secondary school students; Spanish classes at the “Hugo Chávez” Institute for Culture and Cooperation and cooperations agreements in the economic, political, commercial and energy areas.
Since 1999 with the advent of the Bolivarian Revolution, Venezuela’s foreign policy has focused on promoting Latin American and Caribbean integration and unity from a humanistic perspective, appealing to social justice and committed to the principles of non-intervention and self-determination of peoples; through these principles, relations with the fraternal Vincentian people have been strengthened thanks to the encouragement of the Bolivarian Government led by presidents Hugo Chávez and now Nicolás Maduro.