United States and the 2009 Summit of the Americas: Securing Our Citizens' Future [April 19, 2009] [open pdf - 66KB]
"On April 17-19, President Barack Obama attended the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, along with the 33 other democratically elected Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere. The President used his first meeting with many of his regional counterparts to start engaging in a new relationship with countries of the Americas and to forge partnerships and joint approaches to work on the common challenges facing the people of the Americas-the economic crisis, our energy and climate future, and public safety. The theme of the Summit was 'Securing Our Citizens' Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security, and Environmental Sustainability.'"
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