The Department of State submitted a multi-year Caribbean strategy to Congress on June 19 that establishes a framework for enhancing the security and prosperity of the Caribbean through strengthened relations with the governments of the Caribbean, the Caribbean diaspora, the private sector, and civil society. Congress mandated this strategy through the United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 (H.R. 4939), which underscores U.S. interest in enhanced relations with governments of the Caribbean, the Caribbean diaspora, the private sector, and civil society. Considered the “third border” of the United States, the Caribbean is a vital part of our efforts to enhance regional security cooperation, advance democratic principles, and increase trade and investments in the Western Hemisphere. The multi-year strategy will support U.S. efforts to advance Caribbean partnerships in six areas: security, prosperity, diplomacy, energy, education, and health.
Link to complete details on the United States’ Engagement in the Caribbean: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/06/272105.htm