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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 14, 2007

Statement by the Press Secretary

President Bush to Meet with CARICOM Leaders

President Bush will meet with his counterparts from the 14 sovereign nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on June 20, 2007, as part of the Conference on the Caribbean, which will be held at the U.S. Department of State, June 18-21, 2007.

The Conference on the Caribbean continues an important dialogue between the United States and CARICOM, and it forms an integral part of the President's Western Hemisphere Initiative.

The Conference is a multifaceted event that includes the Presidential meeting, a Ministerial, and three days of discussions among academic and private sector experts and high-level Caribbean and United States officials on the future of the Caribbean. Discussions will focus on economic growth, investing in people, and security issues.

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