MIAMI, Florida March 22, 2019 (CMC) – United States President, Donald Trump, held talks, today, with the leaders of five Caribbean islands, with Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, describing the meeting as “promising”.
Trump, who met with the leaders of Jamaica, Haiti, St. Lucia, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, had earlier described them as “friends of mine, who had done a wonderful job in their respective countries”.
“We will be talking about many subjects, trade…and also we will be discussing, I have a feeling, Venezuela. It has become a very big topic all over the world, Venezuela, and we look forward to spending a lot of time …and discussing ways that could be beneficial to you and beneficial to us.
Washington, along with its allies, have been seeking to remove Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, from office, in favour of the Opposition Leader, Juan Guaidó, who has declared himself the interim-president of the South American country.
In a message, posted on his Twitter page, Prime Minister Holness wrote “our first meeting as Caribbean leaders with US president…was promising, as we anticipate further discussions on energy trade, security and issues to do with peace and stability within the region”.
In a brief message, the White House later reported that the leaders “discussed the importance of supporting a peaceful democratic transition in Venezuela, disaster resilience, opportunities for investment and ongoing security cooperation”.