The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned and saddened over recent events in the US.
That’s according to CARICOM Chairman, Dr. Keith Rowley.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister made the comments in a statement Wednesday.
Rowley made reference to the unprecedented scenes at the Capitol Building in Washington DC, USA.
They occurred as officials certified the votes of the presidential elections by the US Congress.
But Rowley said storming of the US Congress was a gross affront to democracy and the rule of law.
And he observed that it occurred in a country viewed as a leading light of representative governance the world over.
“CARICOM looks forward to the restoration of order and the continuation of the process of transfer of power in a peaceful manner,” he stated.
The US is reeling after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building in Washington DC.
The rioters struck on the day Congress was meeting to confirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
Lawmakers were forced to take shelter, the building was put into lockdown and four people died in the chaos that followed a pro-Trump rally near the White House.
As a result of the developments, leaders from around the world have called for peace.
The world leaders have condemned the violent scenes in Washington, describing them as horrifying and an attack on democracy.