Brussels, Belgium: Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, yesterday visited Brussels yesterday, where he met Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Pedro Sanchez, President of the Council of the European Union; and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, during the beginning of the EU-CELAC Summit.
The two-day Summit is in progress between the leaders of Europe and the Caribbean, focused on expanding business and striving towards a common goal: dealing with Climate change, economic recovery and the security of citizens.
The Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica expressed his gratitude while meeting with European leaders. He stated that EUCELAC Summit opens the door to various opportunities, bringing both regions closer to cooperating and strengthening the partnership to achieve fair green and digital transitions.
More than fifty EU, Latin America, and Caribbean leaders arrived in Brussels to participate in the EUCELAC Summit. PM Skerrit emphasizes that the European leaders showed keen interest in expanding relations with Dominica and Caribbean countries to work together and tackle the effects of climate change.
In addition, various crucial topics were discussed extensively, such as maintaining global peace and stability, economic recovery, trade and investment, research and innovation, and justice and security for citizens.
PM Skerrit remarked that the protection of the planet was the common goal of both regions. The leaders extensively discussed the great opportunities and potential presented by the simultaneous green and digital transitions to boost the prosperity of the people in Europe and the Caribbean. He further noted that the EUCELAC partnership is built on the principle of a fair, social, and just transition, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, commented that the EU is looking to extend partnerships with Latin and Caribbean regions to achieve peace and stability. She told a business forum that three regions needed each other more than ever.
Von der Leyen underlined that the EU plans to invest 45 billion euros in Latin and Caribbean regions as part of its Global Gateway scheme.