St. Kitts and Nevis and Canada Prime Ministers meet in Perth, Australia

Canada’s Prime Minister the Right Hon. Stephen Harper

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 31ST 2011 (CUOPM) – Climate change and the status of the ongoing CARICOM/Canada Trade Negotiations were among several issues discussed between Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and his Canadian counterpart, the Right Hon. Stephen Harper.

Meeting following the Second Executive Session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in Perth, Australia, Prime Minister Douglas, who is also Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), outlined the serious impact of the global and economic crisis on the economies of the Caribbean Community, especially those of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy and Banking Sector of the ECCU within the context of the ongoing global financial and economic crisis; National and Regional Security, and Investment Opportunities in traditional sectors and new emerging areas like Renewable Energy, Greenhouse and Hydroponics Agriculture were also discussed.

Prime Ministers Douglas and Harper also pledged their commitment to the further strengthening of support for the two nations.

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