Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will lead a delegation to Ottawa, Canada, to attend the first-ever Canada-Caricom Summit later this month.
Under the theme Strategic Partners for a Resilient Future, the summit will highlight Canada’s strong ties with the Caribbean, with the aim of strengthening cooperation and charting a better future.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne will not be part of the delegation to the summit, which will run from October 17-19, as he will be contributing to the Budget debate in the Senate during that period.
As part of the delegation’s agenda, Dr Rowley is expected to call on the international community to provide swift relief to Haiti amid the ongoing crisis there.
Haiti’s instability has only worsened since the 2010 earthquake that killed some 200,000 people and is compounded by the prevalence of armed gangs that are ravaging the nation.