Following an announcement which released the names of 5 Caribbean countries scheduled to meet with President of the United Stated, Donald Trump, Vince Henderson, Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States of America and the Organization of American States (OAS) has cleared the air that Dominica’s non-inclusion to the meeting with President Donald Trump does not define the relationship between Dominica and the United States.
“Prime Ministers, Presidents, Government Officials from any country have a right to meet with whomever they wish, and that is their sovereign right, to determine who they want to establish diplomatic relations with or maintain diplomatic relations, who they wish to discuss any matter with. ”
The meeting is expected to feature the leaders of The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia and will be hosted at President Trump’s Florida Resort Mar-a-Lago.
United States Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will use this meeting to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela.
She also says Trump will also discuss potential opportunities for energy investment.