Talks with Obama

PM Stuart to address CARICOM summit with American president

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be among three regional leaders who will address the summit of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders and United States President Barack Obama later this week.

Amercian President Barrack Obama
Amercian President Barack Obama

The leaders will meet with Obama on Thursday, and Stuart will speak on  and Competitiveness/Prosperity, while his Dominican counterpart Roosevelt Skerrit and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will speak on the topics Renewable Energy and Security respectively.

Obama will arrive in Kingston tomorrow for his two-day visit and will also hold bilateral talks with host Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

The summit is one of two high-level meetings Stuart will attend this week.

The Prime Minister will fly to Panama once the Jamaica meeting is over to participate in the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on Friday and Saturday, which has as its theme Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.

Several sub-themes will be discussed during this meeting, among them education, health, energy, environment, migration, security, citizen participation and democratic governance.

There will be youth, civil society and business fora during the event.

The summit, which is held every three years, will be marked by the attendance and participation of Cuba for the first time.

Describing his upcoming three-day working visit to Panama as “significant”, Stuart said Barbados was interested in deepening relations with Panama.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart

“We want to strengthen our relationship, not only for historical reasons and the Diaspora connection, but we see potential for cooperation in several areas, including trade, tourism, international business, air services and culture,” he said.

During the visit, his first to Panama, he will meet with Panamanians of Barbadian descent, government officials and key contacts in the private sector, and lay the foundation for the exchange of official visits between the two countries at a later date.

Accompanying Prime Minister Stuart to the meetings will be Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Maxine McClean and Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office Sonja Welch.

Source: (BGIS)

4 Responses to Talks with Obama

  1. Elke Hassell
    Elke Hassell April 8, 2015 at 3:18 am

    OK what happened to our GAS PRICE HIKE??? BREAKING: Shell to buy BG Group in $69.7 billion takeover as low oil prices force industry consolidation

  2. Randy Welch April 8, 2015 at 7:01 am

    What the Prime Minister should addressed is the issues in Barbados right now I see they pave the roads in Jamaica lately to accommodate Obama. I wonder if he weren’t going there if they would do that Think about your people first West Indians leaders

    Charity begins at home

  3. Alex Alleyne April 8, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Mr. PM Stuart , please say to Persident Obama , Pres, the Island of Barbados need SIX BILLION DOLLARS . Please sign the cheque before you leave.
    And may I say , “Thanking you in advance”.

  4. Patrick Blackman April 8, 2015 at 8:59 am

    These meetings are a complete waste of tax payer funds. At the end of these meeting things will remain the same.


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