Atlantic Council says PM will speak on ‘Re-Setting US-Caribbean’ relations tomorrow

Atlantic Council says PM will speak on ‘Re-Setting US-Caribbean’ relations tomorrow

The Atlantic Council says tomorrow from 10:00-10:30 a.m. it will hold what it describes as a conversation with Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, on “Re-Setting US-Caribbean Relations.”

The Council says Dr Rowley will be speaking in his role as the current Chair of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, which will have just concluded its Intersessional Heads of Government Meetings.

The conversation will launch the work of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s new Caribbean Initiative.

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The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative seeks to accelerate the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States.

Announced in September 2020, this initiative brings increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and global challenges.

The Atlantic Council  says COVID-19 has highlighted power competition in vaccine distribution and commercialization.

It says the pandemic brings to the forefront why the future of the Caribbean — with a population of almost 50 million – is critical for the United States.

Prime Minister Keith Rowley will speak about the region’s global challenges and how resetting US-Caribbean relations can contribute to hemispheric security and prosperity.

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