Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s agenda for the next week includes official visits to Honduras and Mexico.
Barrow departs Wednesday for an official visit to Honduras, at the invitation of President Porfirio Lobo.
After a trip to Miami to meet with the legal advisors working with Belize’s government on the negotiations on the Superbond, Barrow will then travel to Mexico City to join the presidents of Central America for an official meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
He will return to Belize on Nov. 12.
Gaspar Vega will serve as Acting Prime Minister during Barrow’s absence.
Prime Minister Leaves on Three Nation Working Visit
Prime Minister Dean Barrow today embarks on a three nation working visit over the course of the next six days. According to an official release, Prime Minister Barrow, accompanied by his wife Kim, this morning traveled to Honduras for an official visit at the invitation of president Porfiro Lobo Sosa. Press reports from Tegucigalpa say that on his arrival, Prime Minister Barrow thanked the Honduran leader for the invitation and told reporters that the one day visit will serve to further strengthen the bonds of friendship that have traditionally existed between Belize and Honduras. Belize’s ambassador to Honduras Alfredo Martinez who is also accompanying the Prime Minister said that the reciprocal visit by Mr. Barrow follows president Porfirio Lobo Sosa’s visit in August 2010. During the official visit, Prime Minister Barrow will discuss bilateral issues incumbent to Belize and Honduras, including SICA-related matters, particularly the Central American Security Strategy, the problems facing Honduras and Belize by drug trafficking as well as trade issues in the areas of tourism, security, cooperation, health and education. The Belize delegation on the Prime Ministerial visit to Honduras includes Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, CEO Ambassador Alexis Rosado, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Manuel Heredia, CEO in the Prime Minister’s Office, Audrey Wallace, Ambassador Alfredo Martinez, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Belize Guatemala Margaret Juan and Belize’s Honorary Consul in Honduras, Richard Vinelli. Prime Minister Barrow is scheduled to return to Belize tomorrow; but will then head to Miami, Florida in Friday for meetings with the legal advisors working with the super bond renegotiating team. From Miami, Prime Minister Barrow will travel to Mexico City on Sunday where he will join other leaders of Central America for an official meeting with the president of Mexico Felipe Calderon. Prime Minister Dean Barrow is expected back home on Monday. During his absence from the country, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega will act as Prime Minister.