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Minnis to meet with Trump

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will take part in a multilateral meeting between Caribbean heads of state and government and U.S. President    Donald Trump on Friday.

The Bahamas is among a group invited to meet with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida. The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia will also attend Friday’s meeting.

The leaders were invited to discuss Trump’s vision for the U.S.’s diverse relationships in the Caribbean and potential opportunities for energy investment, and to strengthen security cooperation.

Other international and hemispheric issues will also be discussed.

Minnis is also expected to raise issues of importance to The Bahamas.

The prime minister will depart Nassau on Thursday for the multilateral meeting.

The prime minister will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield, The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the U.S. Sidney Collie and senior government officials.

Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears, former ambassador to the United States, and COO of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner will travel ahead of the prime minister in preparation for the meeting.

Minnis will return to The Bahamas on Saturday.

Minister of Transport and Local Government Renward Wells will act as prime minister in the prime minister’s absence.

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