From April 17 to 19, Prime Minister of Barbados, David Thompson, and the leaders of 33 other nations in the hemisphere convened in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad for the Fifth Summit of the Americas.
The theme of the Fifth Summit of the Americas was "Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability".
Below are some of the scenes from the Barbados delegation’s participation in the Summit:
Prime Minister David Thompson (front row, far right) poses for a group photo with the Heads of State and Government in the region. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Dr. Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts and Nevis; Alvaro Colom of Guatemala; Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Tillman Thomas of Grenada; Stephenson King of St. Lucia; and Barack Obama of the United States of America.
In the front row are: Fernando Armindo Lugo Mendez of Paraguay; Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia; and Dean Barrow of Belize.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, makes her way to a bilateral meeting at the Summit venue.
Climate change was high on Barbados’ agenda during talks which were held on Friday between Caricom Heads of Government and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Here, Prime Minister Thompson listens as President Obama makes a point to Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Hubert Ingraham (left) and Prime Minister of Grenada, Tillman Thomas.
The Prime Minister was also accompanied on his trip to Trinidad by his wife, Mrs. Mara Thompson.