OAS Secretary General Travels to Trinidad and Tobago for CARICOM Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today 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 at the Diplomatic Centre in Port of Spain.

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, the leader of the hemispheric institution 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 the supervision of Secretary General Insulza 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, Secretary General Insulza has participated in all of the annual summits of CARICOM Member States.

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