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Trinidad: Young-TT recognises Maduro TT dismisses Guaido’s claim to Venezuela’s presidency

COMMUNICATIONS Minister Stuart Young says the TT Government recognises Nicolas Maduro as the President of Venezuela.

He was speaking yesterday at the post-Cabinet media conference held at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó recently announced himself as interim President and the US, the European Union, and a number of South American countries, including Brazil, Colombia and Peru, have recognised him as Venezuela’s legitimate President. His announcement comes after the controversial inauguration of Maduro which the US, the majority of the regional bloc the Lima group and other countries have refused to recognise.

Young said Venezuela has been very topical in the last 24 hours and he wanted to reiterate Government’s position, which has been the position from “day one,” is that in matters of foreign policy TT will not intervene nor interfere in the affairs of sovereign states and this has been the consistent policy on Venezuela. He said this policy was carefully thought out and, generally speaking, Caricom’s position on foreign policy was also one of non-intervention and non-interference.

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