President of the United States

05/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/07/2021 12:29

Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with CARICOM Leaders

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke on May 7 with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Irwin LaRocque and leaders from the CARICOM member states. Mr. Sullivan reaffirmed the Biden-Harris administration's unwavering commitment to work together with the Caribbean region on managing the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing economic recovery, addressing climate change, and strengthening regional democracy and security. Following up on Secretary of State Blinken's April 21 virtual roundtable with CARICOM Foreign Ministers, Mr. Sullivan proposed regular high-level U.S.-CARICOM engagement, including a meeting between the President and CARICOM heads of State. Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and foreign ministers from Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, along with the Permanent Secretary of Barbados and the Premier of Monserrat, participated in the call.