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CARICOM presence at important hemispheric meeting

Posted in: Regional News by admin | 25 January 2016 | 6422


    Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations at the CARICOM Secretariat Ambassador Colin Granderson (top left) joined national coordinators in a preparatory session of the Fourth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which opened in Quito, Ecuador on Sunday and ends Wednesday.

    Twenty Heads of Government from the 33 member regional block are scheduled to attend. Key issues for discussion include the reduction of extreme poverty and inequality; the development of science, technology and innovation; a strategy against climate change; the establishment of infrastructure and connectivity and financing for development.

    The Meeting will also discuss migration, security, regional integration, bilateral relations and the region’s position toward terrorism.

    About Celac

    CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) is a regional block of 33 countries in Caribbean and Latin America. It was established in 2011 to strengthen the region’s political, social and cultural integration, improve its quality of life, stimulate economic growth and advance the well-being of its people.