Pm Attends Energy Security Summit In Washington

PRIME Minister and Chairman of CARICOM Perry Christie led a ministerial delegation to Washington, DC, yesterday to participate in the inaugural Caribbean Energy Security Summit.

Mr Christie is to deliver the policy position of both CARICOM and the Bahamas at this summit.

The summit will be hosted by US Vice-President Joseph Biden.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell, Minister for the Environment Kenred Dorsett and Bahamas Ambassador to Washington Eugene Newry will accompany the prime minister, along with support staff.

While in Washington, the prime minister is to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary General of CARICOM Irwin LaRocque and his fellow CARICOM heads of government.

He will hold a briefing with the Bahamas embassy in Washington and consulate staff.

Minister Dorsett returns to Nassau at the conclusion of the summit but the rest of the delegation will head to Costa Rica on Tuesday where Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan will join them for the 3rd summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC.

The delegation is due back in Nassau late Wednesday night.


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