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US Vice President Kamala Harris, on Wednesday, said the relationship between the US and Barbados was a very important one as she welcomed Prime Minister Mia Mottley to Washington for talks on a range of issues.
Both women met at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington DC for a high-level meeting with other officials.
In her address, Harris mentioned the importance of the connection between the US and CARICOM, saying “I truly believe our world is interconnected and interdependent more so than ever before as highlighted by most recent events, including the pandemic, but also as highlighted by one of the greatest crises we face as a globe, which is the climate crisis.”
In response, Mottley mentioned the “strong leadership” between the two countries and thanked Harris for the donations of vaccines from the US government.
She said, “I’d like to thank on behalf of, not just Barbados, but the Caribbean community, the donations made by the government and people of the United States of America with respect to the vaccines. This battle is real for us in the Caribbean.”
She was referring to the need for vaccine equality.
Mottley also added how important it was for the countries to work together on issues that included the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, security threats, and prosperity promotion that will positively impact the people of both Barbados and the US.