An official ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of PetroCaribe was conducted this morning at the Memorial Park in Belize City. Incidentally, a Venezuelan vessel, Simon (see-mon) Bolivar is in Belize’s waters with the presence of several military personnel and diplomats. Addressing the gathering this morning was Belize’s Ambassador to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Her Excellency Lou Anne Burns.
Also addressing the gathering was Venezuela’s Ambassador to Belize, Yoel Perez Marcano who described this day as historical.
Following this morning’s ceremony there was a courtesy welcome of the Venezuelan military officers and that was followed by a media tour and luncheon aboard the Simeon Bolivar vessel and a luncheon. Meanwhile an official reception is taking place this evening.