Venezuela and Saint Lucia to expand cooperation

MPPRE:- On Wednesday June 25th, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, met with the Minister of External Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, in the framework of the Venezuelan Diplomat’s tour of the Caribbean, which seeks to strengthen and consolidate relations with countries of the region.

During the meeting, the bilateral agenda was revised, with the purpose of strengthening and deepening cooperation ties in security matters and the fight against crime, including drug trafficking.

“It was a straightforward meeting; with a view to the future (…) we saw the regional situation, the world situation. We are very grateful to Saint Lucia, to its people and to Prime Minister Chastanet; we are going to continue working together,” explained Foreign Minister Arreaza at the end of the talks.

On Tuesday June 26th, Minister Arreaza travelled to Antigua and Barbuda to meet with Prime Minister Gaston Browne, with the purpose of consolidating and deepening bi-national ties.