Region Must Work Together To Tackle External Shocks

PM Mia Amor Mottley and Commander of the United States Southern Command, General Laura Richardson, shake hands following the opening session of CANSEC yesterday. (Photo via BGIS)

(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has underscored the importance of working together as a region to withstand the climate crisis, the use of illegal weapons, and the consequences of war, among other ills.

She expressed this view (on Wednesday) as she addressed the opening session of the 2022 Caribbean Nations Security Conference CANSEC at Hilton Barbados.

Ms. Mottley told her audience that the consequences of war resulted in countries facing issues regarding access to commodities and warned the region to brace for higher food prices from the fallout of the ongoing war in Ukraine, now in its fifth week.

“The truth is that with the war in Ukraine going into its fifth or so week, we are now going to start to see regrettably some of the consequences of that war, which has been spoken about. That is going to lead to discomfort in many of our countries with respect to prices and with respect to access to those commodities,” she stated.

Ms. Mottley continued: “It is going to be therefore to the potential risk of us having to settle our populations and to get them to understand that the world is going through a difficult moment. But, it’s not the first time that it has gone through and it will, regrettably, not be the last because of…our natural environment.”

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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