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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019. 10:18 am CST.

By BBN Staff: During his visit to Cuba at the invitation of the Cuban President, Prime Minister Dean Barrow voiced his opposition to foreign intervention into the internal affairs of countries such as Nicaragua and Venezuela.

“Interference is a threat to peace. You should not try to interrupt the government that is right now in Nicaragua. What is needed is to promote dialogue,” Barrow said in a statement on Cuban national television.

Barrow’s official visit ended on Friday following meetings with Cuban President Migual Diaz-Canel on Tuesday and meetings with other Cuban officials in the days after. Barrow’s visit to Cuba was meant to strengthen bilateral relations between the two Caribbean nations. During the meetings, the high ranking government officials discussed important issues affecting the region.

Barrow also reported voiced his rejection of attempts to de-stabilize the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, which has offered preferential financing and petroleum to Belize by way of its now defunct PetroCaribe agreement.

During his visit, Barrow also took time to pay homage to Cuban national hero, Jose Marti, at his memorial. Barrow left Cuba to return home on Saturday.

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