PM Browne Attends CELAC Quartet Meeting With President Of The People’s Republic Of China

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda & the Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda & the Hon. Gaston Browne

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne on Saturday left the country for Brazil where he will attend a Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Quartet meeting with President of the People’s Republic of China His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping.

The CELAC Quartet comprises Prime Minister Browne, who is also Chairman of CARICOM; His Excellency Mr. Luis Guillermo Solis, President of the Republic of Costa Rica and CELAC; His Excellency Mr. Raul Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba; and His Excellency Mr. Rafael Correa, President of the Republic of Ecuador.

Prime Minister Browne noted that the meeting between the Chinese President and the CELAC Quartet will also include participation from the President of Brazil Her Excellency Ms. Dilma Roussef and the President of Mexico, His Excellency Mr. Enrique Pena Nieto.  He said that among the topics for discussion are the promotion of sustainable development, trade and science and technology.

“Our aim will be to move forward in the strengthening of relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and collaborate in a wide variety of areas such as the promotion of sustainable development, human talent, science and technology, trade and a number of other strategic areas in the promotion of development for our nations,” said PM Browne.

While in Brazil, Prime Minister Browne will also hold bilateral discussions with the Presidents of Brazil, Cuba and the Russian Federation.  He will also accept an invitation from President Dilma Roussef to witness the finals of the FIFA World Cup – Germany versus Argentina on Sunday July 13.

Prime Minister Browne is accompanied to Brazil by his wife Mrs. Maria Browne.

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labour, the Honourable Steadroy Cutie Benjamin is the Acting Prime Minister during the absence from the state of Prime Minister Browne.

Source : http://antiguachronicle.net/politics2/item/1837-pm-browne-attends-celac-quartet-meeting-with-president-of-the-people-s-republic-of-china

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