PM Gonsalves arrives in Venezuela for important discussions

By Admin. Updated 6:38 p.m., Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has arrived in Venezuela where he will discuss bi-lateral issues and CELAC matters with Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

According to the Agency for Public Information – API, Dr. Gonsalves the state today, February 7 for Venezuela, in what is his first official visit as Pro-Tempore President of the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC).

“While there, Dr. Gonsalves is scheduled to meet withPresident Nicolas Maduro as well as the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, to discuss some bi-lateral issues as well as CELAC matters,” the API said.

A red carpet was rolled out for Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and the National Anthem of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was played at a ceremony attended by senior Venezuelan officials and military personnel.

According to a release sent this afternoon by the API, Prime Minister Gonsalves said on radio today that at the instance of President Nicolas Maduro, discussions will be held to advance a proposal for the development of a Caribbean Institute for Science, Knowledge and Technology for the 33 member CELAC grouping.

“I want to hear his more detailed proposal, at least the framework, a more detailed framework,” Dr. Gonsalves said. 

The Prime Minister went on to mention that “In relation to CELAC, all the administrative arrangements have been put in place, the workplan, within the context of the declaration of Buenos Aires, all those are being elaborated and lots of communication with different countries and areas on matters touching ….CELAC and those countries.”

The delegation to Caracas includes Coordinator for CELAC Dr. Douglas Slater, Information Officer at the API Shevrell Macmillan and Security Gregory Lowman.

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