Grenada and Venezuela launching friendship association

Newly appointed Venezuelan Ambassador to Grenada, Jorge Guerrero, and former Grenada Foreign Minister Peter David, are among persons expected to address the launch of the Grenada Venezuela Friendship Association when it is launched this weekend.

“This is a further evolution of the relationship between two regional neighbours whose formal diplomatic ties span more than three and a half decades. At the moment, we have a large Grenada expatriate population in Venezuela that has made that South American Republic their new home,’’ said David who was instrumental in Grenada receiving thousands in aid from the oil rich South American nation.

David, who will discuss Venezuela’s importance to Grenada and the Eastern Caribbean at the launch which will be held at National Museum on Saturday 15 June said: “Venezuela’s generosity to Grenada and the OECS countries in housing, infrastructure development and through the PetroCaribe arrangement is well-known across the Caribbean.”

Ambassador Guerrero, for his part, will examine recent developments in Venezuela, including the electing of a new President following the death of Hugo Chavez in March. (LS)

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