Vice President Biden will host the first ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, DC on January 26, 2015. As Latin Post reports, “The Caribbean Energy Security Summit comes as the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) is set to occur on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29 in Costa Rica, with a preceding meeting with foreign ministers on Jan. 27. The CELAC summit includes heads of state and government officials from 33 countries from the region, which notably does not include Canada or the US.” The White House Press Office wrote:
The Vice President looks forward to welcoming Caribbean leaders and representatives of the international community to promote a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the Caribbean through improved energy governance, greater access to finance, and donor coordination.
The Summit will include remarks by the Vice President, an energy security roundtable with heads of government, and meetings and events with government officials, representatives from the private sector, and officials from multilateral institutions.
This Summit is a key component of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative that the Vice President announced in June 2014, and will be hosted by the White House and the State Department in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Council of the Americas.
Also see http://www.latinpost.com/articles/31642/20150113/us-caribbean-relations-2015-vice-president-joe-biden-to-host-first-ever-caribbean-energy-security-summit.htm, http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/biden-host-caribbean-leaders-energy-summit-28177354 and http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/economy/2015/1/17/53948/Dominican-Republic-to-attendCaribbean-Energy-Security-Summit