OAS secretary general to attend CARICOM meeting in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Wednesday travelled to Trinidad and Tobago to attend the 34th regular meeting of the conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), where he will speak during the opening of the event in Port of Spain.

OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza
OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

During his stay in Trinidad and Tobago, the secretary general will attend events commemorating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas on July 4, 1973, which established CARICOM as a regional integration body.

In addition to taking part in the conference, Insulza will brief CARICOM leaders on the recently released Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas (Analytical Report – Scenarios Report), which was prepared by the OAS under his supervision pursuant to a mandate from the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, and hold bilateral meetings with Caribbean leaders.

Since his election in May 2005, Insulza has participated in all of the annual summits of CARICOM member states.

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