Friday, December 15, 2017

PM leaves for summit in Cuba today

Regional security and trade will be on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s agenda when she leaves today to attend the third Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) summit in Havana, Cuba.

She will join several other heads of state from 33 member countries in the Caribbean and Latin American region, as well as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.

“We will see how we can better work together in this part of the hemisphere, as we have a lot of history,” the Prime Minister said yesterday at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port of Spain, before she delivered the feature address at the launch of the National Week of Prayer.

“As you know, Trinidad and Tobago has been trying to develop more trade links with our Latin American counterparts. (We will discuss) what we can offer each other and as a block how we can better secure the region, dealing with narco-trafficking. It affects all of us in this part of the world and as member nations, security issues will be raised as well as trade matters,” she said.

The PM has not named her delegation, nor who will act in her place in her absence.-

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