Venezuelan president visits St Vincent and the Grenadines
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and a nine-member delegation, which included First Combatant Cilia Flores; vice president and minister of finance, Rodolfo Marco Torres and foreign affairs minister, Delcy Rodriguez; arrived in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Sunday.
Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves; the governor general’s deputy, Susan Dougan; and other government officials welcomed the delegation at the E. T. Joshua Airport.
On Monday, Maduro and his delegation visited the Hugo Chavez Storage Facility at Lowman's Bay, then the Argyle International Airport. While at the airport, the delegation hosted a media conference.
Speaking through an interpreter, Maduro outlined his country’s plans for St Vincent and the Grenadines.
He spoke about trade investment opportunities between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Venezuela. He said that these investments are for the further development of SVG. He also made the promise of 7,500 tablets for primary school students.
Following the media conference, a bilateral meeting between the countries’ leaders was held at the Office of the Prime Minister.
Gonsalves said that the bilateral discussions covered a number of issues in the hemisphere.
Maduro and his delegation departed the E.T. Joshua Airport at 4:30 pm on Monday.
Gonsalves described the visit as a very fruitful one.