PM Harris to attend CARICOM-US Summit

President of the United States Barack Obama and the Prime Minister of Jamaica will make addresses the Honourable Portia Simpson Miller. Other presentations will be made by the prime ministers of Barbados, Dominica, and Trinidad on the topics of Competitiveness/Prosperity, Renewable Energy and Security respectively. The Heads of Government will engage the US president in discussion on these and other critical issues.

Dr. Harris has said that he is looking forward to the meeting, as it will give the region a further boost in its relationship with the US.

“This is an important summit. President Obama by coming to us is signaling the continuing interest of the USA in constructive engagement in the Caribbean. The areas that seem most profitable relate to security, renewable energy and the competitiveness of the region. We look forward to more concrete outcomes and deliverables.”

The Prime Minister’s delegation will include Minister of Energy Honourable Ian Patches Liburd, Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Mark Brantley, the St. Kitts-Nevis High Commissioner to Jamaica His Excellency Mr. Cedric Harper and Ms. Kaye Bass, Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A caucus of CARICOM Heads of Government, which takes place in Jamaica on April 08, will precede the summit.


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