6th PetroCaribe Summit To Begin On Friday
Bassaterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
June 08, 2009 (CUOPM)
Three Venezuelan military aircraft touched down Monday at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport with support staff and equipment in preparation for the 6TH PetroCaribe Summit scheduled for Friday.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works, Utilities, Transport and Posts, Mr. Oaklyn Peets said 25 persons arrived Saturday and three aircraft with the Venezuelan delegation to the Summitt arrived Monday.
“Plans are in high gear for the hosting of one of the most historical and significant Summits ever witnessed in the region and specifically the entire OECS,” said Peets.
Ministers of Energy from Latin America and the Caribbean meet on Thursday at the St. Kitts Marriott Beach Resort, location for Friday’s Summitt which will be attended by several Heads of State and Government. Over 260 persons are expected to attend the Ministerial Meeting and Summitt.
The Summitt will be co-chaired by host Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Hugo Chavez.
Countries which are party to the PetroCaribe Agreement are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, Belize, Suriname, the Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras have observer status, while Guatemala is expected to sign the Agreement on Friday.