PM to hold urgent talks with Venezuelan Ambassador to TT today

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PM to hold urgent talks with Venezuelan Ambassador to TT today

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has reportedly summoned Venezuela’s Ambassador to T&T, Carlos Amador Perez Silva, to a meeting to discuss recent developments concerning both countries.

According to the T&T Guardian online, Prime Minister Rowley will meet with the Ambassador today for the discussions. The meeting will be a face-to-face event between both men, rather than virtual.

In recent days, Trinidad and Tobago has doubled down on stating its position on Venezuelan migrants, following assorted misinformation on the recent incident where 28 Venezuelans drowned in waters near Guiria when their boat overturned in Venezuelan on their journey to T&T.

Since the shipwreck, T&T has been under pressure, including from international groups like Amnesty International and Venezuelan opposition members. The majority of the calls have been for the Government to accommodate the migrants coming to these shores seeking refuge.

Dr Rowley, who has led this country’s defence, on Thursday made it clear that laws on trafficking will be tightened over upcoming months and moves will be made on other conditions to prevent exploitation of Venezuelans.