The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues.
The meeting being held at the president’s Florida resort will feature the leaders of The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will use the meeting to thank the leaders for their support for peace and democracy in Venezuela.
She says Trump will also discuss potential opportunities for energy investment.
In the meantime, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson-Smith, Jamaica will temporarily close its Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela effective April 1.
This she says is due to the significant challenges which have been experienced in relation to the operation of the embassy.
She advised that during the period of closure of the Embassy in Caracas, the management of Jamaica’s relations with Venezuela will be undertaken from the Ministry’s Headquarters in Kingston.