Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

Caribbean countries attend Energy Summit in US

Joe BidenWILLEMSTAD – US Vice President Joseph Biden invited Prime Ministers and other Ministers of each Caribbean nation to take part of the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit on May 3 and 4 inWashingtonD.C.

The Prime Ministers of Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba were also invited together with the Curaçao’s Minister of Finance, the Aruban Minister of Economic Affairs and Sint Maarten’s Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment.

This is according to a letter from the Consulate General of the United States in Willemstad.

The summit is a sequel to an earlier one that took place in Washington in late January of this year.

The summit in early May in Washington stems from the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Security Task Force, which was launched in April 2015 by regional leaders. Since then, the Task Force examined opportunities and challenges of diversification of energy sources, investment in clean energy and energy integration.

A recommendation report will be completed soon and will be presented at the Energy Summit on May 3 and 4.

A discussion between the leaders and members of the Task Force together with important partner governments and development banks must support the government leaders to express their commitment to the recommendations which must be carried out with the assistance of the international community.

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