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Venezuela shows support to CARICOM countries

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The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has said that the decision of the government of the United States of America to apply the Helms-Burton Law, to prevent the Forth Meeting CUBA-CARICOM in the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad, is a “reprehensible offence to the government and of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and all member States of CARICOM”.{{more}}

A release from the Venezuelan Embassy said: “It is unacceptable that the government of the United States seeks to affect the friendly and valuable relations between the sovereign States of the Caribbean through extra-territorial applications of a law that can only be of value in the territory of the United States of America, as has consistently held the General Assembly of the United Nations and was agreed in the recent Summit of the Heads of State and/or Government of Latin America and the Caribbean Meeting on the 2nd and 3rd December, 2011, in the city of Caracas.”

The government of Venezuela says it is in agreement with Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, all members of the International Community, and especially the member states of CARICOM, that “measures must be taken to prevent interference of other States in internal matters, by applying National Laws.”

“The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela presided by Commander Hugo Chavez Frias expresses solidarity with the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other member states of CARICOM, ratifying the importance to strengthen the process of Integration and Unification for the defense of our Sovereignty, Independence and Development, by strengthening the Community States of Latin America and the Caribbean and all the mechanisms of Integration of Our America,” the release said.

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