Federal Delegation attends CELAC summit

(ZIZ)– Prime minster The Right Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas is leading the federation’s delegation to the second meeting of the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States (CELAC) held in Cuba.

After being welcomed by the Cuban Armed Forces, Prime Minister Douglas made an address commending the founders of CELAC for their vision.

“We recognize CELAC to be quite timely in its formation because it gives us the opportunity as heads of state and heads of government of the Caribbean and Latin America to discuss and of course determine a number of changes that we have been facing in recent times,” he said.

Hon Patrice Nisbett
Hon Patrice Nisbett

Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs the Hon Patrice Nisbett, who is also a part of the delegation, stressed the importance of CELAC.

“We continue to see CELAC as a very important forum where the Latin American countries and Caribbean countries come together and see how we can work out the various solutions to the different challenges that we face in this part of the hemisphere,” he said

Other members of the federation’s delegation are Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Edmeade and Foreign Service officer, Verna Morris.

CELAC consists of 33 sovereign countries in the Americas.

It runs from January 27 to 29.

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