CARIBBEAN-HEALTH-Caribbean leaders to participate in OACPS inter-sessional summit.


Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados is one of two Caribbean leaders who will address the first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) on transcending the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The OACP said that the summit on Wednesday, to be held virtually, will also be addressed by Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Prime Ministers Mia Mottley and Andrew Holness (File Photo)

'The virtual Summit, which is hosted by the OACPS, aims to assess the current global COVID-19 situation, and in particular, the effects and consequences to the members of the OACPS. In addition, members will identify opportunities for global solidarity and action.'

The one-day event will be held under the theme 'Transcending the COVID-19 Pandemic: Building Resilience through Global Solidarity' and will consist of a dialogue by the Heads of State and Government of the OACPS.

The summit will be based on three pillars namely 'building resilience; keeping economies functioning and rebooting for a strong recovery, and boosting global solidarity and deepening partnerships.

The OACPS summit will be followed by a high-level exchange with global strategic and development partners, who will be key to achieving the objectives identified by the Heads at the Summit including the heads of governments of Germany, Japan, Norway, India, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

'The members of the OACPS share several unique challenges which have been intensified by the COVID-19 crisis. The...

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