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June 13, 2023

Vice President Harris Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S-Caribbean Partnership

Vice President Kamala Harris and Prime Minister Philip Davis of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas will host the U.S-Caribbean Leaders Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas on June 8, 2023. This meeting will build on the Vice President’s previous meetings with Caribbean leaders in April 2022, at the June 2022 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, and in September 2022. The Vice President’s trip delivers on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advance cooperation with the Caribbean.

In pursuit of shared prosperity and security, and in recognition of the close ties between our nations, the Vice President is announcing the following new activities that address: (1) security and firearms trafficking; (2) the need for an enhanced diplomatic presence in the eastern Caribbean; (3) the crisis in Haiti; and (4) the U.S.–Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030). Today’s announcements include more than $100 million in new assistance for the region.

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