The Commission of the OECS and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have long enjoyed warm and friendly relations. This relationship is founded on shared values, and the universal principles of sovereign equality of States, non-interference in the internal affairs of States, mutual respect among States, democracy, solidarity, social justice, good governance and the rule of law.
Over the years, the Government of Venezuela has contributed significantly to the development of OECS Member States through its solidarity, and generous assistance with the implementation of programmes and projects in the economic, social and cultural spheres. That contribution is deeply appreciated by Governments and people of the region.
It is the expectation of the Commission that the friendly relations that have existed between Venezuela and the OECS and its Member States will be further strengthened.
On behalf of the Organisation, its Member States and people, the Commission extends very best wishes for peace, stability and continued prosperity to the Government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on this special occasion.