The Trump administration yesterday ordered the expulsion from the United National Security Minister and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Stuart
Young,yesterday met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas for discussions on matters of energy and national security. The Office of the Prime Minister confirmed the visit via a media statement yesterday evening, Thursday. It said Young visited Caracas, Venezuela during the day to discuss matters of interest to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. “Minister Youngmet with President Nicolas Maduro, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Minister for Internal Relations, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol, Minister of Energy, Manuel Quevedo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza and Vice Minister for the Caribbean/Ambassador to Caricom, Raúl LiCausi,” the statement said. Trinidad and Tobago has continued to recognise Maduro as Venezuela’s president, despite many countries, including the United States, recognising the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó instead. Trinidad and Tobago have been in discussions with Venezuela over the Dragon Field between the two countries. On August 27,2018,
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Maduro signed an agreement in Caracas that will allow the island to access gas from the Dragon Field.