Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 20, 2010


Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will travel to The Bahamas, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago July 25-30. He will meet with senior officials to discuss issues of mutual interest, including the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, economic opportunity and competiveness, energy, environment, and health initiatives.

While in The Bahamas, the Assistant Secretary will meet with high level government officials, Bahamian journalists, business leaders, and prominent members of academia.

Assistant Secretary Valenzuela will then travel to Jamaica where he will meet with senior government officials, as well as young Jamaican entrepreneurs, youth advocates, social/community-based activists, and leaders of the academic and business communities.

The Assistant Secretary will conclude his trip in Trinidad and Tobago where he will meet with newly elected and appointed government officials. He also will meet with academics and students, local media representatives, and community leaders.

For regular updates on this trip, follow Assistant Secretary Valenzuela’s Twitter feed @WHAAsstSecty.



PRN: 2010/986