Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has left for the Bahamas to attend a high-level meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris and Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community.
Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dr Amery Browne will accompany Dr Rowley.
Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister until Dr Rowley’s return.
The US-Caribbean Leaders Meeting is being co-hosted by the US Vice President and chairman of Caricom, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Philip Davis.
The talks will build on the US Vice President’s previous meetings with regional leaders at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in September 2022.
According to a statement from the US Embassy, Vice President Harris will travel to Nassau today (June 8) to meet with Caribbean leaders and advance efforts to combat climate change.
The statement said the Vice President’s trip “delivers on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advance cooperation with the Caribbean, pursue shared prosperity and security, and celebrate the common bonds between our nations. The Vice President is travelling to The Bahamas during Caribbean-American Heritage Month and will celebrate the longstanding people-to-people ties between the Caribbean and the United States.”
According to the statement, the US-Caribbean Leaders Meeting will address a range of regional issues, including security and economic prosperity.
“In particular, the Vice President and Caribbean leaders will continue discussions on shared efforts to address the climate crisis, by promoting climate resilience and adopting renewable energy,” the US Embassy statement said.