MINISTER of Foreign and CARICOM affairs Dr Amery Browne says Trinidad and Tobago will “not participate in or vote in support of any motion put forward or sponsored by or on behalf of a purported representative of Venezuela.”
Having withdrawn from the Organization of American States (OAS) in 2017, Browne said Venezuela is being “improperly seated” at OAS meetings.
In a release, Browne urged the public to recall the Prime Minister’s stance that TT’s OAS representatives will continue to determine the country’s voting position “based on the government’s stance on the issues under consideration by the organisation’s members.
“The OAS is a significant hemispheric organisation that has served an important mandate since its inception. TT values highly the contribution of the OAS and recognises the importance of ensuring that there is no compromise to the organisation’s integrity and that of its legitimate members.
“The government of TT will therefore continue to participate actively in the meetings and deliberations convened by the organisation, including voting on matters and resolutions as required and as appropriate.”