Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is monitoring closely the disturbing events unfolding in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and is very concerned about the increasingly volatile situation in the country. We condemn all forms of violence and urge all parties to desist from those acts which aim to destabilize the Venezuelan society.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines maintains its principled stance that dialogue, based on mutual respect, and adherence to international law, is the only path to peace and progress in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, however difficult that path may be. In this respect, we call on all parties to resort to constructive dialogue to resolve the crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines remains steadfast in its commitment to the Montevideo Mechanism. Together with CARICOM, Mexico and Uruguay, we are hopeful that this ‘mechanism of hope’ will be afforded the time and space to assist Venezuela in crafting a political solution by Venezuelans for Venezuelans, within the confines of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In this context, we encourage all states to work together in promoting and respecting Latin America and the Caribbean region as a zone of peace.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines stands ready to assist constructively our beloved brothers and sisters in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and reaffirm our unwavering commitment to uphold the fundamental principles of respect for sovereignty, the rule of law, non-intervention, non-interference, respect for human rights and democracy as enshrined in the United Nations Charter.
Respect for these bedrock principles will ensure the continued viability of international law, and create the “pathway to peace” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.