Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris is among Several CARICOM Heads of Government in Brussels for the 2nd EU-CELAC Summit, which opens today Wednesday June 10th and concludes tomorrow.
The Summit, under the theme “Shaping our common futures: Working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens” brings together 61 Heads of State and Government from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. They will discuss bi-regional and global issues, and seek to deepen political dialogue on citizen-oriented initiatives, with special focus on sustainable growth, education, security and climate change.
CELAC, established in 2010 as an alternative to U.S.-run bodies like the Organization of American States and Summit of the Americas, has now cemented its significance and met with the E.U. in 2013 in Chile.
“It will be the occasion to underline the importance of EU-CELAC cooperation in a complex, rapidly changing world,” the organizers of the event said in a statement.
EU-CELAC summits bring together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders to strengthen relations between both regions. These summits are the main fora for dialogue and cooperation between Europe, and Latin American and Caribbean states.