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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Vice President Biden to Host Caribbean Energy Security Summit

Vice President Biden will host the first ever Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington, DC on January 26, 2015.  The Vice President looks forward to welcoming Caribbean leaders and representatives of the international community to promote a cleaner and more sustainable energy future in the Caribbean through improved energy governance, greater access to finance, and donor coordination. 

The Summit will include remarks by the Vice President, an energy security roundtable with heads of government, and meetings and events with government officials, representatives from the private sector, and officials from multilateral institutions.  This Summit is a key component of the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative that the Vice President announced in June 2014, and will be hosted by the White House and the State Department in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Council of the Americas.  Further details are forthcoming.