Press Release:- Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) Julie Chung, visited St. Lucia from March 6 to 7, 2019.
PDAS Chung’s visit sought to promote the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 Strategy – a multi-year strategy to increase the security, prosperity, and well-being of the people of the United States and the Caribbean.
During her visit, PDAS Chung, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to St. Lucia, Linda Taglialatela, met with the Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister of St. Lucia along with the Minister of External Affairs, Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun.
During the meeting, they discussed how the United States could encourage increased engagement to enhance regional security cooperation, advance democratic principles, and increase trade and investments in St. Lucia.
The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary later paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Lucia, His Excellency Douglas Cheng-Tsung Shen, where they reinforced their commitment to sustainable economic growth, good governance, and support of a vibrant civil society in St. Lucia.
She also had the opportunity to meet with members of the U.S. business community in St. Lucia and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer Gabriela Gonzalez, who works at the Monchy Primary School.
PDAS Chung expressed the hope that her visit would reaffirm the United States’ commitment to forging stronger bonds with St. Lucia and the countries of the Caribbean region.