A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister last evening said the meetings established the need for dialogue in order to resolve the troubles in Venezuela.
The statement said Dr. Keith Rowley held a meeting with Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, who is the US representative to the U.N, at the end of a round of New York meetings which Caricom’s delegation held with officials.
During yesterday’s Caricom lobby, the delegation, which included Caricom Secretary General Irwin Larocque and Trinidad and Tobago’s Ambassador to the U.N Pennelope Beckles, met with the President of the United Nations.
After that meeting, the delegation met with permanent representatives to the UN from South Africa, Uraguay, Brazil, Australia and Nicaragua.
The OPM said at the end of this round of Caricom meetings, Trinidad and Tobago held a bilateral meeting with Ambassador Jonathan Cohen, the US representative to the UN.
According to the statement, during the discussion, trinidad and tobago, as part of the Caricom delegation outlined its concerns about the volatili ty of the Venezuelan situation and the existential threat that it poses to the stability of the region.
Trinidad and Tobago also emphasised the need for meaningful dialogue between all parties in these matters and reaffirmed a commitment to working through Caricom and with all external partners within and outside of the region.