Maduro's government congratulates the Bahamas for the 49 years of its independence

Maduro’s government congratulates the Bahamas for the 49 years of its independence

Maduro's government congratulates the Bahamas for the 49 years of its independence
Nicholas Maduro. Photo: AFP

The government of Nicolás Maduro congratulated this Sunday the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for celebrating 49 years of its independence from United Kingdom.

“Venezuela congratulates the people and government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the day of its independence, reached on July 10, 1973, when its inhabitants voted in favor of emancipation from the United Kingdom, after 200 years of British rule,” he wrote. on Twitter the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry for The Bahamas, and on behalf of the Maduro government.

The Atlantic archipelago remained under British rule for nearly 200 years before it was granted independence on July 10, 1973.

Request from The Bahamas to the US

At the end of June, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Phillip Davis, urged the United States to lift the embargo that prevents Venezuela from exporting its oil in order to alleviate the impact in the Caribbean of the global increase in energy prices.

With the Bahamas hit by another round of fuel price hikes, Davis thus added his voice to that of his Antigua and Barbuda colleague, Gaston Browne, who made a similar call earlier that month.

“Once Venezuela is allowed to provide fuel, we will see a very significant downward trend in the cost of it,” Davis told reporters, according to local media.

The prime minister recalled that small island developing states such as the Bahamas have reiterated this call for an end to sanctions both at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in Rwanda, and at the Summit of the Americas, in Los Angels.

Former United States President Donald Trump imposed numerous rounds of economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government, but last May the Joe Biden Administration announced that it will lift some of those punitive measures.

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