A statement from the CARICOM Secretariat said CARICOM Foreign Ministers acknowledged the meeting as a significant initial step in a series of potential engagements that should unfold by agreed mechanisms, within the framework of the Constitution of Venezuela and the rule of law.
The meeting provided a greater understanding of Mr. Guaido’s views and perspectives on how to move forward in the search for peaceful solutions, as well as his willingness to take part in meaningful discussions. The participants accepted the benefit of further engagement.
Mr. Guaidó joined the discussion via videoconference, while Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith, her Trinidad and Tobago counterpart Dennis Moses, as well as the CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque, and St Kitts-Nevis Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley, attended the talks.
In accordance with the decision of CARICOM Heads of Government to provide good offices in facilitating a peaceful resolution to the Venezuela crisis through a meaningful internal process, a delegation of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers engaged Mr. Guaido.
The Participants expressed deep appreciation to Canada for facilitating the convening of the meeting.
Guaidó, who is backed by the United States, Canada and some other Western countries, is seeking to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who was sworn into office for a second consecutive term in January.
On Friday, four CARICOM member countries St Lucia, Bahamas, Jamaica and Haiti along with the Dominican Republic met with United States President Donald Trump, at his lavish Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, to further discuss the Venezuelan situation as well as the China issue.
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