Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harrisheld a meeting with the President last week louis abineder and other Caribbean leaders, in which he addressed “concrete short-term solutions” in three areas that he has worked on since the first call in April, Harris said: energy security, finance and food security.
“In this sense, the Vice President explained, the United States specifically considers commitments in four areas. First, identifying new clean energy projects; providing technical assistance to our partners in the Caribbean; bringing investors to the Caribbean; and Improving access to financing for development.”
Regarding the last point, Harris assured that he would send a team to the Caribbean (from 23 September) to begin the process of financing for the development, which he explained was “the subject of extensive debate in our previous meetings”. , Harris announced that the United States has “committed to allocating US$28 million in aid, to contribute to food security in the Caribbean affected by the war in Ukraine, pandemics and the climate crisis like the rest of the world.”
as well as the implementation of “good agricultural practices” and a commitment to improving these practices in Caribbean countries and the elimination of tariff-compliant barriers to “facilitate the movement of food in the region”, Vice President
The Vice President said that the tasks of energy security and finance are oriented to the climate crisis, given that the first measure that the country will adopt is to accelerate the implementation of “to address the association between the United States of America and the Caribbean”. The climate crisis, also known as PACC 2030, which he presented at the America Summit in Los Angeles, he indicated.
In order to guarantee food for the population the United States government will try to implement in this area, they also hope to incorporate “climate-intelligent technology” for the safety of food products and own production systems.
They will also provide training in pest control management.
“The relationship between the United States and the Caribbean is based on ties and common interests. As neighbors in the Western Hemisphere, we recognize that it is essential that we have a relationship based on close cooperation, knowing that this will lead to our shared prosperity. And security will benefit, which is why we, the United States, have expressed our determination to increase our commitment and cooperation with our Caribbean partners,” Biden’s partner stressed.