Minister Bartlett In Washington DC for High-Level Meetings

Jamaica Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett is currently in Washington D.C. for a series of high-level meetings.

The Jamaica Tourism Minister will be in the U.S. capital over the next four days to meet with international organizations and tourism partners. Foremost on Minister Bartlett’s compact itinerary is his participation in the 5th Special Meeting of the OAS Inter-American Committee on Tourism (CITUR), which he chairs.  CITUR is the most prestigious tourism body in the Americas. It lends continuity to dialogue on partnerships for development in tourism, follows up on the mandates issued at the ministerial level, and identifies multilateral cooperation initiatives.

Also of primary importance is his participation in a review of climate finance arising from decisions taken nearly half a year ago at COP27 at which the crucial role of multilateral development banks was front and centre. Minister Bartlett will join a panel of distinguished speakers who will take stock of climate finance, the role of MDBs and the private sector and look ahead to the next major climate summit COP28, under the theme, “Paris Agreement: Progress or Prevarication?” 

This panel discussion is part of the 2023 Global Inclusive Growth Summit, which has assembled a dynamic group of U.S. and global leaders for action-oriented discussions on national and international issues against the acknowledged background of a turbulent economic, environmental, and human context.

Private sector, social impact, and government leaders will partner in new ways on meaningful solutions and approaches.

As a featured speaker, Minister Bartlett will share the spotlight with Ilan Goldfajn, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Afsaneh Beschloss, Founder and CEO, RockCreek and His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, Director General, COP28.

The Summit runs alongside the 2023 Spring Meetings and other related ancillary meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group, taking place currently until April 16, 2023, in Washington. Minister Bartlett will be Jamaica’s representative at these meetings.

Among Mr. Bartlett’s other official engagements will be meetings with representatives from George Washington University, Chemonics International, Paramount Pictures and Salamander Hotels and Resorts.

Minister Bartlett returns to the island on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

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