The current situation in Venezuela will continue to create instability in the southern Caribbean and heads of government in the region have to find a solution to the issue rooted in dialogue.
SVG will continue to support the fundamental principles of non intervention, and non interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela.
Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has confirmed that the US sanctions imposed on Venezuela have indeed been affecting Caribbean countries, including St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Venezuela’s Ambassador, Francisco Perez Santana, has revealed that shipments of petroleum from Venezuela to this country have not been suspended; contrary to media reports.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines is said to be among countries to be affected as Venezuela’s PDVSA (P-DA-VE-SA) said it is suspending petroleum deliveries to about half of the Caribbean countries in its Petrocaribe agreement.
This country will be receiving over $31 million US dollars debt relief under the Petro Caribe Energy Cooperation Agreement
Venezuela’s President Ends Two Day Official Visit with Promise of Continued Support in a Number of Areas
It was a busy day for Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, who arrived here on Sunday, November 1st on an official visit which ended yesterday afternoon around 4:30pm with his departure.