The government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines commend the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, its citizens, and its Electoral Authorities on the holding of free, fair, and competitive elections on Sunday, December 6, 2020, for persons to sit in the National Assembly.
We congratulate, too, all those who participated as candidates in these elections, inclusive of those who won election to the National Assembly.
From its very inception, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has been known for its commitment to free and fair elections, competitive democracy, and respect for international law. This heroic country of Our America has made magnificent this commitment in law and practice. The recent elections to the office of a member of the National Assembly are exemplars in this regard.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is hopeful that those who, for political or ideological reasons, have habitually traduced the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the ground of a lack of popular democracy, would now cease to do so.
The illegal and perpetual interference and intervention by certain countries in Venezuela’s internal affairs must stop. So, too, the illegal and harmful unilateral sanctions against the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines stands in solidarity with the government and people of Venezuela.
All the best to you, your family, the government and people of Venezuela.
Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves | Prime Minister