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Netanyahu meets leaders of Caribbean Island states

The leaders discussed the public health and water management challenges that their nations face, and ways Israel can offer assistance. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (third from left) meets with five heads of Caribbean Island states on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 21, 2023. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (third from left) meets with five heads of Caribbean Island states on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 21, 2023. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Thursday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City with the leaders of five Caribbean Island states.

Those present included Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader; Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne; Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry; St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Terrance Drew; and Barbados Foreign Minister Kerrie Symmonds, according to a statement from Netanyahu’s office.

After the leaders discussed the public health and water-management challenges that their nations face, Netanyahu said that Israeli experts would visit the Caribbean and offer assistance.

Later this year, the Israeli embassy in Panama plans to offer a course titled “Intensive vegetable production in arid and semi-arid conditions.”

In March, the Israeli and Dominican Republic baseball teams signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the World Baseball Classic in Miami. And in January, Latin American legislators signed a resolution to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

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