WASHINGTON/PHILIPSBURG:— On Tuesday May 2, a reception was held in honour of delegations co-hosted by the honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State and the Council of the Americas.
The reception was held at the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. State Department.
It was a mix and mingle reception and Secretary John Kerry and Ambassador John Negroponte, Council of Americas Chairman Emeritus gave opening remarks.
The reception served as both the close of the Council of the Americas 46th Annial Washington Conference and the opening for the U.S.-Caribbean-Cenral American Energy Summit. There were some 200 Council of the Americas guests from the private sector present.
On Wednesday morning at 9:30 the Caribbean heads of delegation meeting with Vice President Joe Biden will take place.
At the meeting will be delegations from Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Greneda, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Sint Maarten, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the Secretary-General of the CARICOM Secretariat, his Excellency Irwin LaRocque.
Also participating will be the following partners: IDB, OAS, World Bank, CDB, Canada and Mexico.
Source: St. Martin News Network
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