U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Presents Credentials to CARICOM Secretary General LaRocque

Georgetown – Pledging to work with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on a host of issues including economic integration, combatting organized crime, climate change, and energy and other environmental challenges, U.S. Ambassador Perry L. Holloway presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque today. Ambassador Holloway serves as the Plenipotentiary Representative of the United States of America to the CARICOM. The Ambassador cited the U.S. – Caribbean Security Summit held in the Bahamas earlier this year and said “we should redouble our efforts in order to ensure that together we can build greater security throughout the Western Hemisphere.”

Secretary General LaRocque expressed CARICOM’s appreciation for “United States assistance in key areas such as security, energy and health.” He specifically thanked the U.S. for supporting the fight against HIV/AIDs, particularly through PEPFAR. The Secretary General stated that Ambasssador Holloway’s accreditation is “one that is greatly welcomed as it is certain to facilitate the enhancement of the deep, strong and friendly relationship which exists between the Caribbean Community and the United States.”