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Council backs Venezuela

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, heatherlynevanson@nationnews.com

Added 19 May 2017


The outgoing chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations, Sir Louis Straker, who is also the minister of foreign affairs of St Vincent and the Grenadines. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

THE OUTGOING CHAIRMAN of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) is throwing his full support behind strife-torn Venezuela.

Sir Louis Straker, who is also the minister of foreign affairs of St Vincent and The Grenadines, said the majority of CARICOM countries shared the sentiment, acknowledging that the South American country had been good to the region, better even than those countries with greater resources.

But, he added, what CARICOM needed to do now was to help efforts to bring the opposing forces to the mediation table.

“There are those who want to impose their will and stir up strife in Venezuela. And we would not support that kind of thing and no amount of pressure can be brought on St Vincent and the Grenadines or on CARICOM. There might be one or two countries [of a different opinion] but overwhelmingly CARICOM is in support of Venezuela,” he said. (HLE)

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