Prime Ministers Harris and Mottley Hold High-level Discussions on Matters of Regional Concern

Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. The Honourable Timothy Harris and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Mottley, sat down for high-level bilateral talks on Wednesday October 10 aimed at strengthening regional cooperation and improving conditions of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The meeting between Prime Ministers Harris and Mottley was held at the official residence of the Prime Minister of Barbados located at Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Also present during Wednesday’s discussions was Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs on Barbados, Senator the Honourable Lucille Moe.

The two Caribbean leaders addressed a few issues of regional significance including the payment of monies owed to the University of the West Indies (UWI), as well as the issue of blacklisting of Small Island States.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Harris outlined his plans to ensure that regional governments settle their outstanding payments to the University of the West Indies and effectively bring the internationally recognized institution’s arrears down to satisfactory levels.

Following the bilateral meeting, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mottley, invited Dr. Harris to attend the opening ceremony for the 15th Caribbean Week of Agriculture event being held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre from October 8-12.

The Caribbean Week of Agriculture provides a forum for Ministers of agriculture, planners, regional organisations and other key agricultural stakeholders in the public and private sectors to meet to discuss major issues affecting the agricultural sector in the region.

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