“CELAC can serve as a voice for the unity and cooperation,” says PM Pierre

Prime Minister of St Lucia, Philip J Pierre attending his first conference after being elected to the highest office in St Lucia, expressed that he feels privileged to be in the company of the members of CELAC. 

St Lucia: Prime Minister of St Lucia, Philip J Pierre attending his first conference after being elected to the highest office in St Lucia, expressed that he feels privileged to be in the company of the members of CELAC. 

Prime Minister emphasized that St Lucia is a small country of only 238 square miles but its people share the same hopes and aspirations of all people across the world who certainly care for a better quality of life and respect the doctrine of democracy and non-interference in the external affairs of the other nations.

PM Pierre stressed that nations present at the summit share the same issues and problems regardless of size.

  1. Unemployment among youth and women. 
  2. Climate Change threat can and has nearly wiped out entire nations.
  3. The failure of the international community to recognize the vulnerability and halt the classification of economies as middle-income nations, more specifically, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Unequal financial and trade restrictions were placed on small economies like most of the Caribbean countries. The accession of Costa Rica to the OECD and trust that issues will be raised in that vital body. 

He further emphasised that CELAC can serve as a significant voice for the unity and cooperation of the Caribbean region. As most of the regional countries are gripped with COVID-19, PM said that he is looking forward for deliberations to make island nations self-sufficient in health matters. 

He said that there is a need for unity to tackle the misinformation related to COVID-19 vaccination. CELAC unity and people to people integration can serve the people across the region in good stead. 

Prime Minister thanked Cuba for providing necessary medical support during the Covid 19 pandemic. “We salute the heroic people of Cuba and Venezuela and look awarded to an improvement in the quality of life in their countries.”