Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is leading a ten (10) member delegation to Saudi Arabia for the historic first Caricom- Saudi Arabia Summit. The Summit, which is the first of its kind, will take place in the capital, Riyadh on Thursday November 16th 2023.
Other heads of Government of the Caribbean Community and delegations are expected to be present in Riyadh for the Summit, to engage in substantive discussions on issues including enhanced cooperation and deepening diplomatic ties between Riyadh and the region.
Other matters on the agenda include climate change, trade, and investment opportunities. The Saudi Arabia Development Fund will also be one of the central areas of focus for discussions.
The Prime Minister will depart St Vincent and the Grenadines tomorrow, Tuesday November 14th and the delegation is expected to return on Friday November 17th.
The other members of the delegation are:
- Hon. Benarva Browne – Minister of Urban Development
- Hon. Shackell Bobb Parliamentary Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister
- Ms. Angie Williams – Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister
- Mr. Cecil Harris – Senior Engineer
- Mr. Tony Regisford – Chairman, Invest SVG Board
- Mrs. Janelle Hannaway- Horne – Economist II
- Ms. Avanell Da Silva – CEO, SVG Tourism Authority
- Mr. Shevrell McMillan – Press Officer, Office of the Prime Minister
- Sgt. Kendal Horne – Security Office