The Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group which was scheduled to be held virtually on 13 January 2021, has been postponed.
The Meeting was expected to discuss the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic; economic recovery and inclusive growth; and climate resilience and sustainability. A new date is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
This meeting signals a new momentum in the existing bonds of friendship, as Canada has shown its willingness to re-engage with the Region and strengthened its cooperation with CARICOM. This is illustrated by the number of ministerial and high-level engagements that have taken place over the past recent years. In the context of this reset, the establishment of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group will provide the parties with an institutionalized framework to discuss on a regular basis their shared priorities at the ministerial level.