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Regional and Central American leaders to meet

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Regional and  Central American leaders to meet

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders will meet with their Central American counterparts here tomorrow to discuss ways of strengthening relations between the two regions, according to the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat.
It said the third summit of regional leaders and members of the  Central American Integration System (SICA) is expected to discuss a wide range of areas including sustainable development, human and social development, trade and investment promotion, air and maritime transportation and security co-operation.
The Secretariat said that a Joint Declaration will be issued at the end of the one day-meeting.
CARICOM is being led by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas, who is also the chairman of the 15-member regional integration grouping. The delegation also includes Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and the President of Suriname Desiré Bouterse.
Newly appointed CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Rocque is also attending the summit.