Member of Biden’s Cabinet, other top U.S. officials visiting for CARICOM Summit


The United States Mission to the United Nations has announced that Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will visit Guyana for the CARICOM Summit, which opens this weekend in Georgetown and her priorities will include reiterating the United States’ commitment to Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

She is visiting with other high-level representatives.

They include Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian A. Nichols, USAID Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean Marcela Escobari, Senior Coordinator for Atlantic Cooperation Ambassador Jessye Lapenn, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy Laura Lochman.

From left: Brian A. Nichols, Jessye Lapenn, Laura Lochman and Marcela Escobari

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is the representative of the United States to the United Nations and a member of President Biden’s cabinet.

“Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will meet with Guyanese President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali to discuss the United States’ commitment to Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Guyana’s priorities on the UN Security Council for its elected term, reaffirm bilateral partnerships on shared priorities such as food security, migration, and climate change.

“The Ambassador will also advance an array of Biden-Harris Administration regional policy goals under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC 2030) and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) – including on firearms trafficking, governance, energy, trade, climate resilience, and sustainable development – with multiple leaders attending the Summit,” the United States Mission to the United Nations stated.

The statement also noted that at the CARICOM Summit, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will continue to rally global support for the Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission to Haiti and reiterate the urgency of establishing a credible and inclusive path toward elections to enable the return to democratic order for the Haitian people.

She will also meet with Venezuelan migrant small business owners and members of civil society.

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