KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Apr. 19, CMC – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has delayed his trip to Qatar after complaining of feeling unwell during his stopover in Barbados on Wednesday and has sought medical attention there, a government spokesman said here Thursday.
Elson Crick, communication consultant in the Office of the Prime Minister, said in an email to the media Thursday morning that Gonsalves is seeing a doctor in Bridgetown and will decide later in the day whether to continue with the trip or return to Kingstown.
The director of the Agency for Public Information, Jimmy Prince, and Cleo Jones-Huggins of the state trade promotion agency, Invest SVG, are proceeding to Qatar as planned for the World Investment Forum, set to open in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Friday, to be followed by a UN conference of trade and development ministers on Saturday.
Ambassador to the United Nations Camillo Gonsalves, the prime minister’s son, who is also part of the delegation, is already in Kuwait for the meeting.
The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering to foster dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges.
WIF 2012 is organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in partnership with the Qatari government from April 20-23 in conjunction with UNCTAD XIII Ministerial Conference April 21-26 in Doha.