A group of Belizean Parliamentarians is visiting Westminster, the seat of the UK Parliament, this month of October. Discussions centred around strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two nations’ Parliaments, especially on areas of shared interest such as energy security and climate change.
The Belize delegation is comprised of Laura Tucker Longsworth, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lee Mark Chang, President of the Senate; Omar Figueroa, Deputy Speaker and Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development; Beverly Williams, Minister of State in the Ministry of Immigration; Jose Mai, Opposition Member for Orange Walk South; and Eddie Webster, the Clerk to the National Assembly.
The Belizean Parliamentarians have met with many UK delegates and officials, including the Chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group on Belize, and the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Home Affairs Select Committee.
As technical assistance and financing remain essential for Belize and nations in the Caribbean region to build strong and resilient economies, these partnerships provide practical and effective ways to achieve these goals.