The principles of non-intervention and non-interference are of particular importance to Small Island Developing States (SIDS), says Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

This was expressed by the Prime Minister during his address to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday afternoon.

Dr. Gonsalves noted that failure to strictly adhere to these tenets means the existence of small states would dangle precariously on the threads of great power intrigue or changing perceptions of our strategic significance.

The Prime Minister also stated that St. Vincent and the Grenadines stands firmly against the continued interventionist assaults on the sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Cuba.

While acknowledging that Venezuela has enormous social, political challenges, Prime Minister Gonsalves made it clear that unwarranted, illegal intervention is certainly counterproductive.

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