CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors hold inaugural meeting
When our Heads first considered the proposal for a Committee of Ambassadors, they agreed at that time that the principal focus would be the advancement of the integration process.
From where I sit, given what has transpired since, I see the Committee of Ambassadors as having two broad overarching roles, almost a dual personality. On the one hand, as Ambassadors, you represent the interests of your countries, and the Terms of Reference of the Committee point to specific functions you will undertake. But of equal importance, or probably of even greater importance, I also see this body as a cohesive whole acting, as it were, as a think tank as we shape the future course of Caribbean integration. I see this body operating almost like a board of directors, so to speak, of Caribbean integration, providing strategic guidance.
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque delivering welcome remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors, at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Saturday 30 May 2015.
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