Barbados Takes Action To Resolve the Situation in Venezuela
Bridgetown, Barbados (February 1, 2019) — Barbados’ commitment to working towards the
peaceful resolution of the situation in Venezuela and in maintaining a Zone of Peace in the
Caribbean was reaffirmed by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley when she met separately with
representatives of the Governments of the United States and the Bolivarian Republic of
Prime Minister Mottley and Foreign Minister Walcott first met with the resident US
Ambassador Her Excellency Ms. Linda S. Taglialatela, and subsequently with the Minister of
Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, His Excellency Mr. Jorge Arreaza and Deputy Foreign
Minister, Mr. Raul Li Causi. The Venezuelan delegation traveled specially to Barbados for
During each meeting, Prime Minister Mottley emphasised that continued dialogue was
essential to a peaceful resolution of the political situation in Venezuela. The Prime Minister
underscored that the Caribbean region is a Zone of Peace and must remain so at all costs.
She also highlighted that Barbados’ interaction with all countries is based on values and
principles related to non-interference and non-intervention in the internal affairs of countries,
respect for law and order the protection of democracy, and promotion of human rights.
Prime Minister Mottley, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott and
Attorney General Dale Marshall subsequently participated via video conference in the 7th
Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean
Community to review action taken by a contingent of Heads of Government at the United
Nations in New York earlier this week and to consider developments since the New York
meeting. Because of Barbados’ active engagement on the issue within CARICOM, Prime
Minister Mottley has been invited to attend a meeting on Venezuela to be held in Uruguay
next week to promote dialogue and a peaceful resolution in Venezuela.