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Venezuelan president escapes to Jamaica for luxury vacation, (Checks offshore account status and discusses pre-exile asylum or something)

2016/05/22

Venezuelan president in Jamaica for working visit

Jamaican Observer
Sunday, May 22, 2016

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, arrived in the island last night for a working visit.

He was met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, among other dignitaries.

Senator Johnson Smith said the visit is an important one, and is expecting fruitful talks from a bilateral meeting between President Maduro Moros and Prime Minister Andrew Holness today.

The Venezuelan President is also expected to meet with Cabinet ministers.

The prime minister will host a luncheon in his honour at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The president will lay a floral tribute at the Simon Bolivar Statue before departing on Sunday afternoon.

Over the years Jamaica and Venezuela have enjoyed strong ties of history, friendship and cooperation and are members of regional mechanisms, such as the PetroCaribe and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

President Maduro last visited Jamaica in September 2015, for the Summit to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the PetroCaribe Agreement, the 200th Anniversary of the Jamaica Letter, written by the Great Liberator Simon Bolivar in Kingston on 6th September 1815, and for the inauguration of the Simon Bolivar Cultural Centre in downtown Kingston.

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