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Venezuelan Embassy inaugurates photo exhibit: ‘Venezuela present in CARICOM’

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2023. 8:50 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Belize, this week, inaugurated the photographic exhibition “Venezuela present in CARICOM” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The inaugural ceremony was held at the National Heritage Library, Belmopan, with Ambassador Amalia Mai, CEO in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Inmmigration.

The ambassadors of Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Japan were there for the inauguration. Also present was Lawrence Sylvester, Ambassador of Belize to CARICOM, who was the keynote speaker at the ceremony. The President of the University of Belize, Dr. Vincent Palacio, and representatives of the Belizean government as well as the general public also attended.

At the event, the Ambassador of Venezuela in Belize, Gerardo Argote, expressed the historical, geostrategic, cultural and political importance for Venezuela of its relations with the Caribbean countries, and its presence in CARICOM. He also highlighted the 34 years of bilateral relationship between Venezuela and Belize, which have focused on deepening political ties and expanding cooperation and relations in different areas such as social, educational, cultural, energy, tourism. and trade between both towns.

Ambassador Sylvester recalled the common history between Venezuela and the Caribbean, especially since the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution, under the leadership of Commander Hugo Chávez, at the beginning and President Nicolás Maduro, currently.

“In 2005 PetroCaribe and the ALBA Fund were established. With this generosity, CARICOM governments were able to finance infrastructure projects, create jobs, alleviate poverty, improve the delivery of social services, expand access to education and health care, and implement national and regional resource development strategies. human resources. All of this is juxtaposed against the efforts of the US administration to discourage our governments from engaging with the Chávez administration that Washington DC viewed as a threat to democracy,” Ambassador Lawrence said.

The photographic exhibition will be held on an itinerant basis through different cities and towns in Belize in the next month.

 

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