Resilience is the cornerstone of our recovery and rebuilding process. These disasters provide an opportunity for our Region to build back better and smarter. It offers the prospect of the affected states becoming the first climate change resilient countries in the world.
But CARICOM cannot achieve that goal alone. Cooperation with partners like Mexico is necessary for us to fulfil them, and continue our path to sustainable development for our people. As we seek to rebuild, CARICOM, with the support of the United Nations is convening a High-Level Donors Conference in New York, next month, on 21 November. Mr. President, we will be most pleased if Mexico accepted our invitation to participate
From Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Opening Ceremony of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit, Belize, 25 October 2017