On 27th April, Head of the state Justin Trudeau met with the State head of Barbados, Mia Mottley.
On the eve of the Global Citizen NOW Summit, the prime ministers called a meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates group. As co-chairs of the Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates group, the two leaders reaffirmed their dedication to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
They were aware that developing nations, particularly those that are most at risk from the effects of climate change, have limited access to the financing they require as they face unprecedented crises that overlap. To that end, the two prime ministers reaffirmed their commitment to working together to make it easier for low- and medium-income countries to get access to financing that is both affordable and adaptable in order to deal with the issues facing the world today.
Prime Ministers Trudeau and Mottley talked about how important it is to help the Haitian people with their most pressing needs and how worried they were about the deteriorating security situation there. They reiterated their commitment to working together to alleviate the pressing political, security, and humanitarian crises and emphasized the critical role that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) plays in supporting an inclusive political dialogue.
In the lead-up to the 2023 SDG Summit in September 2023, the two leaders looked forward to continuing their close collaboration on advancing the SDGs, climate action, access to financing, and other issues of shared interest.