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Prime Minister attends emergency CARICOM meeting

PRIME MINISTER HEADS GRENADA DELEGATION AT EMERGENCY MEETING OF CARICOM LEADERS

Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell on Tuesday attended the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.

Other members of Grenada’s delegation included Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business and CARICOM Affairs, Honourable Oliver Joseph, Permanent Secretary in that ministry, Mrs. Roxie McLeish-Hutchinson; Grenada’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Arley Gill and Grenada’s Ambassador to OECS, Katisha Williams.

The meeting discussed among other things, access to COVID-19 vaccines for CARICOM member states. A statement on this is expected from CARICOM.

Another topic of discussion was the border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon, CARICOM expressed deep disappointment and concern with recent statements by Venezuela and voiced “full support of the judicial process underway at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which is intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long-standing controversy between the two countries.”

The statement also reiterated CARICOM’s “firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana.”

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