US VP Kamala Harris to Meet Caribbean Leaders in The Bahamas

By Rumi Samuel Published on May 26, 2023
US VP Kamala Harris to Meet Caribbean Leaders in The Bahamas

US Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Nassau, The Bahamas, next month for a high-level meeting with Caribbean leaders.

This is the first time Harris, who has Jamaican roots, will visit the Caribbean since taking office in 2021. The trip also coincidences with Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which celebrates the longstanding people-to-people ties between the Caribbean and the United States.

The White House said the June 8 meeting, which will be co-hosted by Bahamian Prime Minister and Caribbean Community chairman Philip Davis, builds on the Vice President’s previous encounters with Caribbean leaders held last year.

“The Vice President’s trip delivers on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advance cooperation with the Caribbean in pursuit of shared prosperity and security, and in recognition of the common bonds and interests between our nations,” the statement said.

“The US-Caribbean Leaders Meeting will address a range of regional issues. In particular, the Vice President and Caribbean leaders will continue discussions on shared efforts to address the climate crisis, including by promoting climate resilience and adaptation in the Caribbean region and by increasing energy security through clean energy.”

This builds on the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030, launched by the Vice President and Caribbean leaders in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas,” the statement added.

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