New St Kitts PM Meets with Venezuelan delegation

February 26, 2015 in National
Hon. Timothy Harris repeating the oaths

Hon. Timothy Harris repeating the oaths

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris has held talks with Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodriguez on a number of issues including the Federation’s membership in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), according to a government statement issued here yesterday.

The statement said that Rodriquez, who led a delegation to the twin-island Federation, also discussed matters of mutual interest “including PetroCaribe projects and the status of other bilateral cooperation projects.

“They agreed to get together in follow-up meetings, at the soonest available time,” the statement added.

Last year, St Kitts-Nevis joined ALBA, a regional bloc that aims to foster integration and cooperation among Latin American and Caribbean countries.

The group was spearheaded by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and then Cuban leader Fidel Castro. It has grown from two to eight member countries since its creation almost a decade ago.

The statement said that the Venezuelan Foreign Minister briefed Dr Harris on political developments in her country and “took the opportunity to extend a special invitation to the prime minister to attend a special commemorative function, to be held next month, in honour” of Chavez.