Caricom leaders to attend Summit of the Americas
Leaders of fourteen member states of the Caribbean community are gearing up to present their draft declaration of commitment to the participants of the fifth summit of the Americas which will commence in Trinidad on Friday.
Caricom Secretary General, Dr. Edwin Carrington in a statement on the summit, said it is being held at an opportune time, since the world’s economies are being threatened by the current global economic crises, and the urgent need for results to be seen.
Caricom’s Secretary General further stated that the region’s governments should work collectively to ensure that the economic crises is resolved to bring some relief to those who are suffering from this downturn.
He also said the people of the Americas need to know that their leaders are taking steps to address the crises, and said the summit should also serve to enhance and strengthen caricom relations with the rest of the Americas, including the United States.
The Summit of the Americas brings together some 34 heads of state and government to exchange ideas on political, economic, social and security challenges facing the hemisphere, and to come up with strategies to address those challenges.
The Caricom region will also participate in several pre- summit activities including the Private sector forum and a youth forum which will commence on Wednesday.
The fifth summit of the Americas is being held during the 17th to 19th of April, under the theme, “Securing our citizens future by promoting human prosperity, energy security and environmental sustainability”.
The Summit is expected to deliver tangible and measurable outcomes that will make a real, positive difference of the lives of the people in the region.