Venezuela rejects incident that caused the death of a minor on the coast of Trinidad and Tobago | News

The Government of Venezuela rejected on Monday the event that occurred last Saturday in the territorial waters of Trinidad and Tobago, when agents of the Coast Guard of that country would have opened fire on a boat in which 43 people were travelling, causing the death of a minor. age.

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In a statement, the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the authorities of the neighboring nation to carry out an investigation to determine why the uniformed officers proceeded to shoot at the people who were on the boat, in an incident that also left a woman wound.

“The Venezuelan Government extends its most sincere condolences to the infant’s relatives, while urging the Trinidad and Tobago authorities to carry out an exhaustive investigation to clarify the facts surrounding this fatal incident in which, unfortunately, he lost his life a Venezuelan child”, underlined the text.

He mentioned that President Nicolás Maduro issued instructions to the Foreign Ministry to “activate the diplomatic mechanisms in order to clarify this unfortunate fact.”

The statement added that the Venezuelan president asked “to establish the necessary binational protocols to consolidate the cross-border security dynamics that preserve the good understanding between our countries.”

On Monday, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, expressed his condolences to Venezuela for the death of the minor.

“I want to express my condolences on behalf of all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, regarding the unfortunate loss of a child during a security operation,” Rowley said in a statement.