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Tewarie talks at OAS meet in Washington
The Organisation of American States (OAS) yesterday hosted a presentation by Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, in his role as president pro tempore of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network for 2014. The presentation dealt with preparations for the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum, which will be held in Port-of-Spain from October 8-10.
The meeting was opened by Sherry Tross, executive secretary for Integral Development of the OAS, and featured the participation of Neil Parsan, permanent representative of T&T to the OAS; Ines Bustillo, director of the Washington Office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; and the representatives of the countries that make up the RIAC Steering Committee: Brazil, Chile, United States, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and T&T.
The VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum 2014 has as its theme and central focus, “The Human Imagination at Work: Driving Competitiveness, Powering Innovation.” Prior to the meeting, Tewarie took part in a regular meeting of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development at OAS headquarters in Washington DC, the OAS said in a statement.