Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham will attend the Fifth European Union/Latin American Caribbean Summit in
Lima, Peru May 16-17, 2008.

The countries of the EU and LAC have a long history of relations reaching back to the colonial settlement of the Americas
and the Caribbean by Europeans. These meetings, at the level of Heads of Government and of State, seek to build on and strengthen EU-LAC relations in a post-colonial era.

The meeting in Lima provides an important opportunity for political dialogue at the highest level to address challenges facing both regions. Importantly, it comes at a time when Europe is redefining its economic relationship to its former colonies with the conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) successors to the earlier preferential trade arrangements under Lome I-V.

The Lima Summit will focus on two important themes: Our People’s Priorities – Poverty, Inequality, and Inclusion; and Sustainable Development – Climate Change and Energy.

Prime Minister Ingraham will be accompanied by Minister of State for Finance the Hon. Zhivargo Laing and officials from
the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Prime Minister and delegation will depart Nassau on Thursday, May 15 and return to Nassau on Monday, May 19.

Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Brent Symonette will act as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance during the Prime Minister’s absence.