The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Minister for the Americas & the Caribbean, David Rutley MP, will arrive in Belize on 4 September 2023. This visit underlines the strong bilateral ties and values shared by Belize and the United Kingdom.
During his visit, Minister Rutley will meet the Prime Minister of Belize, Honourable John Briceño, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Honourable Eamon Courtenay.
The Minister will also visit BATSUB (British Army Training Support Unit Belize) to see their jungle training and attend meetings with civil society to discuss gender, women and girls and climate.
The Minister’s visit will culminate with Coastal Plain Highway, where he will see the recently completed climate-resilient infrastructure supported by the UK, through UKCIF (UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund) funding.
Acting High Commissioner to Belize, Kate Reynolds, welcomes the Minister’s visit and stated:
I am delighted to welcome Minister Rutley on his first visit to Belize, where he will be engaging with some of our partners as we continue the work towards shared goals on climate change, protection of biodiversity, security, gender and investment.