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CARICOM-Chile to step up Climate Change co-operation

CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday led discussions between CARICOM Leaders and Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, during the 37th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in Georgetown Guyana.

In welcoming remarks, Prime Minister Skerrit praised the strong focus by the Chilean President on improving the plight of women and children.  He also highlighted Chile’s leadership role in the battle against climate change, noting that the issue is very important to CARICOM Member States which are among the lowest emitters of green house gases but among the most affected by climate change.

CARICOM Leaders and Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet in causus, during the 37th CARICOM Heads of Government meeting (Photo credit Flickr@Rooseveldt Skerrit )

President Bachelet, in her remarks, announced new areas of Chilean support to CARICOM including an institutional strengthening project to help the fight against the negative effects of climate change, and capacity building support in the areas of trade negotiations and implementation of trade agreements

Tuesday’s session was also addressed by President David Granger of Guyana and Prime Ministers Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada.

Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness meets with President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet (Photo credit Jamaica JIS)


David Granger and President of Chile, Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet, shake hands during their meeting. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and Ms. Audrey Waddell, acting Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are also pictured right. (Photo credit Ministry of the Presidency ,Guyana)
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