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US Ambassador Linda Thomas leads CARICOM delegation


Georgetown, 26 February 2024 (TDI): The US delegation led by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield with 12 members in Guyana attended the 46th Regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 25 February 2024.

Reports say, “Including Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State Nichols, USAID Assistant Administrator Escobari, Ambassador Lapenn, and Deputy Assistant Secretary Lochman participated in this Summit”.

The 46th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is working on economic development, maintaining cooperation among members, working on foreign policy, etc.

“Wheels down in Georgetown, Guyana. Honored to lead the US Delegation to the CARICOM summit. Look forward to expanding cooperation with our Caribbean Partner on a host of regional and global challenges,” Ambassador Linda Thomas said.

At this summit, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield met with Guyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali. Both discussed how to address global issues collaboratively during Guyana’s term on the Security Council and as CARICOM chair.

Moreover, both discussed, bilateral, and global matters, especially the Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti, urged the international community to support this. The United States also ensured support for the sovereignty of Guyana.

President Ali said, “Today I met a 12-member delegation from the United States. Ambassador Thomas led the delegation which included the US Ambassador to Guyana Nicole and more”.

Furthermore, he said, “During the meeting, we discussed various topics including energy security, food security, and climate security”.

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Ambassador Thomas engagements at CARICOM summit

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the United States to the United Nations, met with the Minister of International Development of Canada, Ahmed Hussen. Both discussed mutual commitment to maintain peace and Security in Haiti.

“I met with the Ambassador to the United Nations Thomas-Greenfield. We discussed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. And how Canada is working with the international community to improve security conditions in Haiti,” Ahmed Hussen added.

Later on, Ambassador Thomas met with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. Both discussed, the significance of addressing security measures regarding the emerging conflict in Haiti. They talked about expanding climate financing for vulnerable countries.

According to reports, the delegation also met with Inter-American Development Bank President Ilan Goldfajn at an IDB-hosted event.

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