The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 1 April 2022, with the discussions expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including regional security and stability, multilateral cooperation, and building a resilient and sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday’s meeting will be cochaired by Hon Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration of Belize and Chairman for the CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett will address the Meeting.
Ministers are expected to deliberate on rebuilding their COVID-affected economies, with emphasis on areas such as agriculture and food security, trade, investment and CARICOM-Canada cooperation. They are also expect to discuss action to fight Climate Change and to address Climate Financing, Financing for Development, as well as justice and citizen security