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Caricom to unite on Libya

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Caricom to unite on Libya

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Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr Ralph Gonsalves says he believes the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will adopt a united position when they vote at the United Nations later this week on two resolutions relating to the unrest in Libya.
“We anticipate that two resolutions will come on Libya at the General Assembly of the United Nations and St Vincent and the Grenadines and CARICOM, I expect that in the context of what we spoke about at the heads of government (in Grenada last weekend) we will carry one head, one position which I expect to be a position consistent with the majority of the United Nations,” he said.
CARICOM leaders at their inter-sessional summit issued a statement on the unrest in North Africa where the populations in Egypt, Tunisia have used street protests to force their governments out of office.
Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi is now seeking to stave off street protests that could lead to the downfall of his administration. A number of people have already been killed amid fears that the country could descend into civil war.
In their statement, the regional leaders called for peace in the Middle East and North Africa.
 “The Community calls for an immediate end to the violence and looks forward to a resolution of the situation through dialogue and actions which would allow the free exercise of the fundamental human rights by the people of that Region,” it said. (CMC)