CARICOM Chairman wishes President Chavez a speedy recovery

President Hugo Chavez

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr the Honourable Kenny D Anthony has wished Venezuelan President His Excellency Hugo Chavez a “speedy recovery”.

In a message on behalf of CARICOM to President Chavez, who is in Cuba undergoing treatment including surgery earlier this week related to his on-going battle with cancer, Prime Minister Anthony welcomed the news that the operation was a success. He also noted that the post-operative process would be complex and challenging.

Following is the full text of the message:

On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I extend best wishes for a speedy recovery following your recent surgery. The Community has noted with keen interest the official reports indicating that this latest operation has been lauded as a success, and this is indeed welcoming news. We are also acutely aware that the post-operative process will be complex and challenging.

Although your road to full recovery may be long, we in the Caribbean Community are confident that your determination, the prayers and well-wishes of the People of Venezuela as well as your friends in the international community, including CARICOM Member States, will provide you with the necessary faith, courage and strength to overcome this adversity.

We stand in solidarity with you, President, as well as with the Government and People of Venezuela, and we wish you an early and full recovery and safe return to your beloved country.

We continue to pray for your speedy recovery.

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