Hemispheric Leaders today confirmed their “renewed spirit of cooperation, integration and solidarity” as they concluded the **Fifth Summit of the Americas** with a consensus to advance joint solutions to address the most pressing challenges facing the region.

Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago, who chaired the Fifth Summit of the Americas, signed the ***“Declaration of Commitment of Port of Spain”*** on behalf of the region. The document outlines key areas in which the 34 countries will work toward common goals. *(See link below)*

The Prime Minister said he was *“extremely pleased”* at the outcome of the Fifth Summit, adding that the meeting *“has turned out to be a signal example of cooperation and collaboration between the countries of the Western Hemisphere.”*

The 2009 Summit was held under the theme: Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability.