Caricom Heads call for end to Russia war in Ukraine
May 9, 2023

Caricom Heads call for end to Russia war in Ukraine

The Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) say they remain deeply concerned at the severe impact of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation on energy, nuclear security and safety, the environment and global food security.

In a statement issued on May 2, the Heads said they register, in particular, their grave concern at the negative impact of the war on the global economy, and on the economies in the region, where disruptions in trade and high fuel prices have resulted in extremely high rates of inflation reflected in increased prices for goods and services for the people.

“The Region urges a return to mature diplomacy and calls on all relevant bodies to intensify engagement, to propel an urgent and enduring resolution to the conflict and to build peace.

“We call for full adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter,” the statement concludes.