The Second Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference

August 3, 2010

  1. The second Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference will be held in Tokyo on September 1 (Wed), to which the Ministers responsible for Foreign Affairs of the 14 member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be invited. This conference will be held for the first time in 10 years since the first Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-level Conference held in 2000.

  2. At this conference, the ministers will discuss future cooperation between Japan and CARICOM and enhance collaboration on various global issues, including  environment and climate change, the international economic crisis and assistance for the reconstruction of Haiti. Bilateral foreign ministers’ meetings will also be held on this occasion.

  3. The 14 CARICOM member states, frequently taking a common position in the international arena, hold a certain presence in the international community. It is expected that they will deepen their understanding and support towards Japan’s positions on various global issues through this conference.

(Reference) Invitees for the Second Japan-CARICOM Ministerial- Level Conference
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the CARICOM Secretariat


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