PM Rowley in Belize for Caricom-Mexico Summit focusing on Natural Disasters

October 25, 2017: Prime Minister, Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, the Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses and their CARICOM counterparts are currently participating in the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit on Wednesday 25 October, 2017 in Belize.

The main theme of the summit will be cooperation for the prevention of and treatment of natural disasters, an area in which Mexico has great experience and institutional capacity.

The one-day summit is being co-chaired by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Prime Minister of Belize, Dean Barrow, and aims to consolidate the progress of the III CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which took place in Merida, Yucatan, in April 2014.

The scheduled talks further endorses the importance Mexico places on cooperation with the Caribbean in matters of security, migration, climate change mitigation and the prevention of natural disasters.

The Prime Minister along with the President of Guyana, His Excellency David A. Granger, Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr the Honourable Keith Mitchell, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and their respective delegations arrived in Belize City yesterday on an aircraft provided by the Government of Mexico.

Today, the CARICOM heads of Government will meet in caucus, after which there will be a full day of meetings and discussions between the leaders of CARICOM and Mexico.

Prime Minister Dr. Rowley is scheduled to leave Belize at mid-morning on Thursday 26 October, 2017. Minister of Finance, the Honourable Colm Imbert is acting as Prime Minister until his return.



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