Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will arrive in Barbados tomorrow at the Grantley Adams International Airport for a two-day historic visit.
Trudeau will be here as a Special Guest at this year’s 31st Inter-sessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will take place from February 18 to 19 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
Another special guest will be Commonwealth Secretary General, Baroness Patricia Scotland.
Prime Minister Trudeau will be met on arrival by Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands; Barbados’ High Commissioner to Canada, Reginald Farley; Acting President of the Senate, Rudolph Greenidge; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Arthur Holder; Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator Kay McConney; and Cabinet Secretary, Cecile Humphrey.
While here, he will hold private talks with Prime Minister Mia Mottley and CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and engage in bilateral discussions with members of Cabinet.
Prime Ministers Mottley and Trudeau will symbolically solidify the bonds of friendship when they deliver remarks and plant two Mahogany trees at the National Botanical Gardens, Waterford. A plaque will be unveiled to commemorate the occasion.
Later that evening, Prime Minister Trudeau will attend a dinner with CARICOM Heads of Government.
The following day, Tuesday, February 18, the Canadian leader will attend the Opening Session and Plenary of the CARICOM Summit. Later in the afternoon, both Trudeau and CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mottley will host a post lunch question and answer session with the media in the north of the island.
Prime Minister Trudeau will leave the island on Tuesday evening for Ottawa.