Joint Statement on Third Border Initiative
Ereli, J. Adam, DISAM Journal
[The following is the text of the US/CARICOM/Dominican Republic joint statement on the Third Border Initiative, as released by the Department of State.]
January 12, 2004, Countries Vow to Work Together to Achieve Shared Goals
The Governments of the United States of America and of the Caribbean nations of Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, the Republic of Haiti, Jamaica, the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Republic of Suriname, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago pledge to strengthen our cooperation in responding to global and hemispheric challenges in a spirit of partnership and mutual respect.
In pledging to work closely together in pursuit of shared goals, the countries paid tribute to the following:
Our cultural ties, social and economic links, shared tradition of democracy, mutual respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of individual states, and out commitment to good governance, the rule of law, human rights, individual freedoms and open economies.
Their joint statement was released on the final day of the Special Summit of the Americas, held January 12-13 in Monterre, Mexico.
The countries welcome the Third Border Initiative by stating the …
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Publication information: Article title: Joint Statement on Third Border Initiative. Contributors: Ereli, J. Adam - Author. Magazine title: DISAM Journal. Volume: 26. Issue: 2 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 56+. © 2008 Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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