Prime Minister Gaston Browne is attending the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He will participate in a series of important engagements during his visit.
On Friday, Prime Minister Browne will deliver the National Statement at the Assembly, focusing on “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Goals towards Peace, Prosperity, Progress, and Sustainability for All.”
As the Co-Chair of the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law, Prime Minister Browne will continue the fight for developed countries to address the plight faced by small island states on the impacts of climate change.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Browne spoke at a High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development and attended a Climate Ambition Summit opening. He will also participate in High-Level Thematic Sessions on Climate Ambition.
Today, he will hold bilateral meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland, Micheal Martin, and Minister Andrew Mitchell, UK’s Development Minister.
Discussions with Tom Mitchell and Dr. Leone of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network will also be held on various issues, including disaster insurance and loss and damage.
The country’s leader will also meet with top officials of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, and Minister for Tourism and Chair of the Saudi Fund, His Excellency Ahmed Al-Khateeb.
During his visit, he will also engage with representatives of the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Korea and attend meetings with his Caribbean counterparts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, and an Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Haiti.
Health Minister Sir Molwyn Joseph and Foreign Affairs Minister E. P. Chet Greene will also attend meetings on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda.