Vice President Kamala Harris has announced more than $100 million in new assistance for Caribbean nations at the U.S.-Caribbean Leaders Meeting in Nassau, the Bahamas.
“Strengthening the U.S.-Caribbean relationship is a priority for me, as it is for President Joe Biden,” Harris, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the Bahamas in 50 years, said at the gathering of Caribbean leaders.
At the meeting, which Harris co-hosted with Bahamian Prime Minister Philip Davis, the United States sought to build on the vice president’s three previous meetings in 2022, a White House statement said.
Aid will include efforts to tackle firearms trafficking, addressing the climate crisis and alleviating the crisis in Haiti. At the meeting, Harris announced $53.7 million in new humanitarian aid for Haiti.
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