Saint Kitts and Nevis: The Premier of Nevis island and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation St. Kitts and Nevis – Mark Brantley on 20 July attended the seventh Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Japan. The meet was held virtually.
The meeting focused on the discussion regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and discussed areas of shared challenges and shared opportunities. With this, the meet also held discussions regarding the Tokyo Olympics.
The CEO for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Belize also spoke about the region’s priority in addressing the inaccessibility to financing for development, critical for responding to and recovering from the pandemic, at the Seventh CARICOM-Japan Ministerial Meeting.
Irwin LaRocque- who is the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) were also present at the virtual meet of foreign affairs.
Besides this, the officials who accompanied the secretary-general in the meet were – Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs. Dr Amery Browne, Ambassador of Saint Lucia to CARICOM and OECS- Elma Gene Isaac, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados island – Jerome Walcott.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs from Guyana, Member of the Antigua and Barbuda House of Representatives, and a Cabinet Minister – E. Paul Chet Greene, Senator and Minister of State with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade – Keisal M Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada – Oliver Joseph, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation at Government of the Republic of Suriname – Albert R. Ramdin, High Commissioner to CARICOM – Reuben Rahming and the Minister for Health and Social Services – Kenneth Darroux were also present at the virtual meet.
CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. It is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members.