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CARICOM foreign ministers meet this week in Jamaica to tackle regional issues

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(Jamaica Gleaner) Foreign ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in Jamaica from tomorrow to review regional foreign policy and community governance matters.

The two-day meeting will be chaired by Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith.

This 26th Meeting of the CARICOM Council Foreign and Community Relations will tackle a packed agenda, including relations with India, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba, and bilateral relations with CARICOM and the USA, Africa, Dominica Republic, and the Central America Integration System (SICA).

The ministers will also discuss the situation in Haiti, and matters pertaining to the United Nations (UN), including UN Security Council Reform and CARICOM’s engagement in the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.

There are several upcoming high-level meetings on the international agenda in which CARICOM will be involved such as the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the SDGs Summit. The foreign ministers will look at those as well as matters on the hemispheric agenda in the context of the Organization of American States (OAS), Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

The ministers will also discuss the situation in Haiti, and matters pertaining to the United Nations (UN), including UN Security Council Reform and CARICOM’s engagement in the Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.

There are several upcoming high-level meetings on the international agenda in which CARICOM will be involved such as the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the SDGs Summit. The foreign ministers will look at those as well as matters on the hemispheric agenda in the context of the Organization of American States (OAS), Latin American and Caribbean States, and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

She said the meeting will take stock of the progress in the implementation of the Tenth UK-Caribbean Forum Action Plan. It will also advance discussions on deeper cooperation in areas including trade and investment, financing for development, climate change and environment, immigration and Windrush, food security, health, education, and the situation in Haiti.

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