Friday 23 August, 2019

PM Chastanet to meet with President Trump

According to the Office of the Prime Minister:

"Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet will travel to Florida for a meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump, on March 22, 2019. 

The Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity for dialogue on deepening the relationship between the Caribbean and the United States.  Specific areas of the Prime Minister’s focus will be security, energy, and expanding trade and investment opportunities."

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives, Honourable Ezechiel Joseph will serve as Acting Prime Minister while the PM is away.

An AP report states: "The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues.

The meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the president's Florida resort, will feature the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will use the meeting to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela.

She says Trump will also discuss potential opportunities for energy investment.

She says the United States remains "a good friend to the Caribbean and seeks to build on a proud legacy as the region's partner of choice."

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