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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, met briefly with Canada’s Prime Minister, Hon. Stephen Harper, in Ottawa, Canada, on Monday, March 23.
The two met at the end of the sitting of the House of Commons, during which Dr. Baugh was recognized and introduced by Speaker of the House, Hon. Peter Milliken.
Speaking to JIS News following the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister said he delivered a letter from Prime Minister Bruce Golding to Prime Minister Harper in response to a request from the Canadian Prime Minister that he would like to be informed of issues and concerns from Caribbean countries which he would take with him to the next G20 meeting.
“I indicated to him how pleased we were that he had contacted Prime Minister Golding about the G20 meeting, and that he(Golding) wished to communicate to the meeting the feelings of the small countries of the Caribbean,” stated Dr. Baugh.
“I also indicated that we were pleased that he was going to the meeting of the Summit of the Americas, where he will meet with the heads of the Caribbean countries and would be visiting Jamaica right after the meeting,” he added.
The Summit of the Americas is set to take place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Aprl 17-19.
Minister Baugh said the Canadian Prime Minister has invited both he and Prime Minister Golding to ride back to Jamaica in his airplane after the Summit. While in Jamaica, Prime Minister Harper is expected to address both Houses of Parliament.

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