The Government of Venezuela has invited Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Government officials to a meeting to discuss matters between the two countries, the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reported on Wednesday.
According to the Guardian, the request was made by President Nicolas Maduro and was confirmed by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza.
“On the instructions of President Nicolás Maduro, we convened the neighbouring Government of Trinidad and Tobago to a necessary working meeting to review issues of security, human mobility, the fight against crime and drug trafficking,” Arreaza said in a message on Twitter, the Guardian reported.
He did not say when the meeting is to take place but added that it will be the second such meeting in four months.
The Guardian said this latest development comes amid outcry over the decision to turn back a boatload of migrant Venezuelans from T&T, which included 16 minors and 11 adults.