On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, on the margins of the first ever Canada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit on Canadian soil. He was joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, and the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, Mary Ng.
The prime ministers underscored the launch of the Canada-CARICOM Strategic Partnership and how it will help build on the already strong, longstanding relationship between Canada and CARICOM members. Prime Minister Holness thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for Canada’s hosting of CARICOM leaders and key stakeholders for the Summit.
The two leaders highlighted their collaboration on shared priorities, such as advancing climate resilience and sustainable ocean management, growing clean energy capacity, building inclusive and sustainable economies, defending the rules-based international order, and strengthening regional security and stability.
Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated Canada’s commitment to working with CARICOM, the United Nations, and other international partners to re-establish peace and security in Haiti, including by coordinating international security assistance, advancing Haitian-led solutions, and bolstering the Haitian National Police’s capacity and resources. He also thanked Jamaica for hosting Canadian training of the Haitian National Police.
Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Holness looked forward to making progress on shared priorities and remaining in regular contact.
SOURCE Office of the Prime Minister of Canada