Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Timothy Harris led St. Kitts and Nevis’ delegation to the Seventh Summit of the Americas, which opened on Friday in Panama.
Heads of state and government of all 35 countries of the Americas gathered to hold talks under the Summit’s theme, “Prosperity with Equity: the Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas”.
They discussed common policy issues, affirmed shared values and committed to concerted actions at the national and regional levels to address continuing and new challenges faced by countries in the Americas.
During Friday’s opening events, Prime Minister Harris along with Jamaica’s Portia Simpson-Miller, Barbados’ Freundel Stuart and Grenada’s Dr. Keith Mitchell engaged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in informal discussions regarding the development of Caribbean countries.
The UN Secretary-General along with Pope Francis were among the featured speakers at the opening of the Summit.
Dr. Harris left Panama for New York at the conclusion of the Summit today. While there, the Prime Minister will hold a luncheon meeting with staff of the St. Kitts and Nevis Mission and attend a thanksgiving service put on by nationals.
The Prime Minister is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Public Utilities, Transport, Works and Energy, Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd and Foreign Service Officers Justin Kareem Hawley and Kaye Bass.