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Jul 9, 2021

PM Meets With UN Secretary General

The Prime Minister has met with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. According to a release from the Government of Belize Press Office, among the issues raised by PM Briceño is the need for concessionary financing for Small Island Developing States for post COVID-19 pandemic recovery and Belize’s counter-memorial to be filed at the International Court Justice and bilateral relations with Guatemala. The Secretary General reiterated his commitment to recommending raising financial assistance for climate change adaptation to fifty percent.  On the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the Secretary-General has called for the production and distribution of eleven billion vaccines to all developing countries. The two men also exchanged views on the delicate situation in Haiti and noted the need for an urgent resolution of the crisis.

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