PM Browne in Santo Domingo for CELAC Summit

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the Fifth Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), where matters of the grouping and changes in Europe and North America are expected to feature on the agenda.
According to Prime Minister Browne, the meeting is very important to members of the grouping particularly with a new administration in the United States and the issues surrounding Brexit.
He noted that the Heads will also address issues of food security, drugs, and migration.  The Summit is expected to approve 19 resolutions on topics of interest to the grouping and conclude with the Political Declaration of Punta Cana and special declarations on topics common to CELAC members.
The Summit is also attended by Raúl Castro, President of Cuba, Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico; Nicolás Maduro, from Venezuela; Juan Manuel Santos, from Colombia; Evo Morales, from Bolivia; Michelle Bachelet of Chile and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua.
Prime Minister Browne is accompanied by Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration Minister, the Hon. Henry Charles Fernandez.
Prime Minister Browne returns to the country on Thursday in time to chair the weekly session of Cabinet which will be held on Friday.  Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, the Hon. Steadroy Benjamin is the Acting Prime Minister.