KINGSTOWN – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will travel to Venezuela on Friday (today) to attend a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas (ALBA) Bank.

“I have to be on a plane around 12 o’clock tomorrow,” he told Parliament Thursday night ahead of a suspension around 10:20 p.m.

“There is a ministerial meeting of the ALBA Bank and I looked at the agenda and it has some great interest to me. That meeting is at 3 o’clock in Caracas in Venezuela so I will like to leave here at midday,” he said before announcing a resumption of Parliament for 9 a.m. today.

This country last month received a loan of US$40 million from the ALBA Bank the construction of the EC$652 million (EC$1=US$0.37) Argyle international airport.

Gonsalves, who is also Minister of Finance, announced the loan after a visit to this country by a 10-member delegation from the ALBA Bank, led by its president, in May.