US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit The Bahamas on June 8 to meet with CARICOM leaders.
Harris will meet with Caribbean leaders to discuss climate change, White House Press Secretary Kirsten Allen said.
The meeting will be co-hosted by Harris and Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis, the current chair of CARICOM.
“This meeting builds on the vice president’s previous meetings with Caribbean leaders in April 2022, at the June 2022 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, and in September 2022,” Allen said.
“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 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.”
Press Secretary Clint Watson said yesterday that leaders from CARICOM and regional stakeholders will attend the meeting.
He noted that in addition to climate change, energy management, food security and rebuilding in the aftermath of COVID-19, will also be discussed.
In January, Harris and Davis met at the White House where, among other things, the pair discussed the issue of gun smuggling, climate change, illegal migration and food and energy security.
Davis has been outspoken on the issue of climate change and the influx of guns into The Bahamas that he said can be traced back to the US.