Prime Minister Davis is set to travel to Brussels, Belgium, to represent the nation at the EU-CELAC summit. Davis will also chair the CARIFORUM meeting while in Brussels. The Prime Minister’s agenda includes crucial discussions about the issues of blacklisting and climate change.
In the Prime Minister’s absence, Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister, will serve as the Acting Prime Minister. Davis will return next week Wednesday.
The highly anticipated EU-CELAC summit, bringing together leaders from the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), is an opportunity to fortify international partnerships and discuss fair green and digital transitions.
The summit, co-chaired by Charles Michel, President of the European Council, and Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and CELAC’s pro tempore president, is designed to uphold the rule-based international order. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is the first Caribbean leader to chair CELAC.
EU-CELAC relations are founded on shared commitments to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. The leaders will explore harnessing the twin transitions—green and digital—to increase citizen prosperity, ensuring no one is left behind.
The EU-CELAC summit agenda covers:
- Enhanced cooperation in multilateral fora
- Global peace and stability
- Trade and investment
- Economic recovery
- Efforts to combat climate change
- Research and innovation
- Justice and security for citizens
Live streaming of the summit will be available for the public and the press.
The European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is a strategic partnership built on common values of democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law. Together, they represent over a third of UN membership and are a force for a strong multilateral system.