PM Mia Mottley attends Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Ghana

Prime Minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, addressed the Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Accra, Ghana. She asked for unity in the Caribbean and African nations to pave the path of development.

PM Mia Mottley attends Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Ghana
PM Mia Mottley attends Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Ghana

Barbados: Prime Minister of Barbados- Mia Amor Mottley, addressed the Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Accra, Ghana. She asked for unity in the Caribbean and African nations to pave the path of development.

On her official Twitter account, PM Mia Mottley said, “This morning, I had the privilege of addressing the Afreximbank 30th Anniversary Annual Meetings in Accra, Ghana.” She shared snapshots of the meeting, where several Caribbean and African leaders were present. 

PM Mottley asserted, “We, the leaders of the Caribbean and African nations, must continue our developmental journeys together, for the path to our mutual success will be one forged in unity.” 

“Today was a historic moment for people of African descent. It was clear to me that as we came together – leaders from the Caribbean and the African continent – the path to our mutual success will be one forged by unity, “said the prime minister. 

Yes, their collective histories have been impacted by colonialism, but she believes the future is now theirs to shape.

She said that whether it be by improving the connectivity of their people by increased airlift, functional cooperation, improved access to services, tourism and cultural exchanges or creating linkages between their regional institutions, their experiences and the work they have done to get to this point has shown them that they can, and will find success by looking east and west to each other, instead of only looking north.

She also thanked Professor Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank and the visionary institution he leads, for being a partner and an ally to the Caribbean.

 “I also thank Afreximbank for creating this important moment where we, the children of Africa, could come together with the purpose of true unification in mind, “said the prime minister. 

Earlier, she also met with the Director General of the World Trade Organization- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The meeting featured discussions on several matters of concern, such as trade, business and other issues. PM Mottley was greeted at WTO for a “most stimulating” talk about how trade can be part of the solutions to urgent problems of our time.