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Latin, Caribbean Energy Ministers Adopt Montego Bay Declaration

 

The Second Meeting of Energy Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) ended this weekend in this tourist city with the Montego Bay Declaration on Energy Security and Integration.

 

After two days of debates, the ministers approved the document prepared on the eve by seniors officials besides a Plan of Action to ensure the fulfilment of commitments contained in the text.

 

During the meeting, the delegates insisted on the importance of working for a sustainable use of renewable resources such as water, wind and sun abound in many of the 33 Celac countries mainly in the Caribbean.

 

The closing of the event was attended by State Minister for Science, Technology, Energy and Mines of Jamaica, Julian Robinson and Minister of the same portfolio, Phillip Paulwell.

 

The ceremony was also presided over by Minister of Energy and Mines from Cuba (Pro-tempore president of CELAC) Alfredo Lopez and Venezuelan counterpart Rafael Ramirez as well as the general secretary of the Latin American Energy Organisation, Victoria Oxilia.

 

In the final statements, Paulwell said the Montego Bay Declaration is a historical document aimed at working together for the regional progress of energy.

 

About 70 delegates from 22 member countries of CELAC attended the working sessions along with representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Latin American development Bank.

 

Source: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=989019



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