Presidential Papers, April 2009

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Author: Barack H. Obama  | Date: April 19, 2009

Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Leaders of the Central American Integration System in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
April 19, 2009

Well, good morning, everybody. I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to meet with the leaders of Central America. Obviously, we have a long history of relations between the United States and Central America, that is a critical partner on a whole range of issues. We have the leadership here—democratically elected—and provided a lot of important information during the course of this summit.

But obviously, when you’re in a group of 36, it’s more difficult to focus just on the regional issues. So this gives me an opportunity to hear more directly about both challenges and opportunities in the region. So I’m very grateful that they’ve taken the time to meet with me, and I’m looking forward to hearing more about how the United States can be an effective partner with all the countries represented.

Thank you.

NOTE: The President spoke at 8:18 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. A tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks.

Categories: Meetings With Foreign Leaders and International Officials : Central American Integration System, leaders meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Locations: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Subjects: Central America : Central American Integration System; Central America : Relations with U.S.; Trinidad and Tobago : President Obama’s visit; Western Hemisphere : Americas, Summit of the.

DCPD Number: DCPD200900272. WSPC File: dcpd-2009-00272.xml

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Chicago: Barack H. Obama, "Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Leaders of the Central American Integration System in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago," Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for April 2009] in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, April 1, 2009 Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2RSUB1MHADF689L.

MLA: Obama, Barack H. "Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Leaders of the Central American Integration System in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago." Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for April 2009], in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, April 1, 2009, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2RSUB1MHADF689L.

Harvard: Obama, BH, 'Remarks Prior to a Meeting With Leaders of the Central American Integration System in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago' in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for April 2009]. cited in April 1, 2009, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, April 1, 2009. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2RSUB1MHADF689L.