On September 25th, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda W. Baldwin Spencer held wide ranging discussions with U.S. Congressmen Elliot Engle, Yvette Clarke, and Gregory Meeks at American University of Antigua (AUA)’s offices in New York City. AUA executives and Prime Minister Spencer met with Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and Senator Bob Menendez at a separate location.

Prime Minister Spencer was in New York to attend the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations where he discussed the impact of the global economy and climate change on Antigua and Barbuda on September 27th.

The discussions at AUA were focused on the relations between the U.S., Antigua and Barbuda, and other Caribbean nations. Topics included the Peace Corps, national security, the World Trade Organization, and the status of offshore medical schools.

“We were able to discuss the positives of U.S. linked offshore medical schools in the region, particularly American University of Antigua and the contributions they are making to the region and the United States,” said Prime Minister Spencer. “Congressman Elliot Engle gave his full support of foreign medical schools, noting that the USA needs many more medical practitioners and pledged his support in addressing any issues they may have in the region.”

After the meeting, Prime Minister Spencer toured AUA’s offices and held discussions with its executives.