US Secretary of State to visit TT, Guyana


The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken will travel to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago July 5, 2023, where he will participate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government meeting and the 50th Anniversary of CARICOM celebration.

“Building on Vice President Harris’ historic June 8 visit to The Bahamas, where she co-hosted the U.S.-Caribbean Leaders Meeting, Secretary Blinken will engage on pressing issues in the region with the represented heads of governments, including Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, and incoming CARICOM Chair and Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit,” the US Embassy in Guyana noted via a press release.

On July 6, Secretary Blinken will travel to Guyana to meet with President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Foreign Minister Hugh Todd, and key members of the cabinet to discuss priority bilateral issues including food and energy security and decarbonization, climate resilience, regional migration, and building local capacity.

Mr Blinken is the second Secretary of State to visit Guyana since President Ali assumed office on August 2, 2020.

“As President Ali pointed out yesterday, Guyana’s foreign policy thrust is not only bearing fruits for the people of Guyana but greater recognition of the brand ‘Guyana.  This is the second Secretary of State of the USA to visit Guyana since President Ali assumed office,” Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud noted via the Department of Public Information.

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