PM Rowley At 9th Summit of the Americas: Don’t Exclude Cuba And Haiti

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has called for inclusion for all nations of Latin America and the Caribbean at the 9th Summit of the Americas.

The Prime Minister on Friday delivered a National Statement at the second Plenary Session of the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Rowley noted that Trinidad and Tobago was one of the smallest nations to host a Summit of the Americas – the 5th Summit in 2009. He said, though, small does not mean insignificant and he noted that the practice of democracy is neither a cloistered virtue nor an automatic one shape fits all.

The Prime Minister said he believes the greatest opportunity that the Summit of the Americas provides is the opportunity to rebuild trust, first in democracy, then among democracies, and ultimately within democracies, in the Western Hemisphere of countries with diverse histories, economies, politics and societies.

Dr. Rowley said if we are all to end up in that same safe place, the journey must not be truncated and we may have to help some of our brothers and sisters along the way but we must never abandon them.

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