Next ICRI hosting partnership announced

Australia will partner with Belize in hosting ICRI for the 2012 2013 biennium. The announcement was made by Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Rudd in his opening remarks to the Australian-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers' meeting in Perth on Monday October 24. The meeting was a prelude to the opening of the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Belize Foreign Minister, the Honourable Wilfred Elrington and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chairman Dr Russell Reichelt were on hand to hear the Minister's announcement. The text of the Minister's announcement can be viewed at: www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2011/kr_mr_111024.html.