CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet in New York

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CARICOM Foreign Ministers and the Secretary-General at the last meeting of the COFCOR in May 2017

CARICOM’s response to the increasing number of HIV/AIDS infections regionally is among  matters prioritised for discussions among Foreign Ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

The 10th Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Foreign and Community Relations began today, 22 September 2017, in New York, USA.

Foreign Ministers are also discussing the scaling down of MINUSTAH (the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti), as well as the UN response to the cholera epidemic there. The Sustainable Development goals, especially the regional priorities for climate change, are also on the agenda.

Preparations for the Third EU-CELAC Summit in October, the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit also in October, and the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit in December will receive the attention of the CARICOM Foreign Ministers. They will also receive updates on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy and Belize-Guatemala border issues.

Interactions with Australia, Singapore, and India have been scheduled, as CARICOM seeks to maximise the gathering of world leaders in New York for the General Assembly, to strengthen relations with third states.