Montevideo mechanism meeting
The CARICOM Good Offices Delegation on the crisis in Venezuela was invited by the Government of Mexico to a meeting of the Montevideo Mechanism on 15 November, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Foreign Minister of Mexico, Marcelo Ebrard; the Foreign Minister of Chile, Rodolfo Nin Novoa and the Foreign Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses participated in the meeting. The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of Mexico, the Secretary General of CARICOM, the Assistant Secretary General of CARICOM for Foreign and Community Relations, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Barbados, a member of the transition team of the President-elect of Argentina as an observer and support staff of the host country Mexico also participated in the meeting.
The deliberations of the meeting resulted in a Declaration being issued. The Declaration reiterates the commitment of the signatories of the Mechanism to contribute to efforts to find a peaceful solution to the problems confronting Venezuela through dialogue. Further, the signatories reject the invocation of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance in treating with the challenges of Venezuela and recognize the usefulness of confidence building measures in advancing the dialogue. The full text of the declaration is provided.
A Roadmap for future action by the signatories was also defined by the meeting.