Grenada and Mexico charting new direction

Friday, May 2, 2014 5:35 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, May 2, 2014 - GIS: For the first time since 1981, Grenada and Mexico signed an overarching Agreement to guide bilateral development cooperation.

The signing took place in the city of Merida within the margins of the Third CARICOM-Mexico and Sixth Association of Caribbean States summits.

Foreign Ministers Steele and Meade Kuribreña signed on behalf of the two countries and the ocassion was the culmination of months of negotiations at the level of the respective foreign ministries.

The Agreement makes provisions for financial cooperation, exchange of experts, exchanges of materials and equipment, human resource development and any other areas of cooperation to be decided upon by the two Governments through periodic review and consultations.

Mexico continues to be one of the strongest economies in Latin America and the Government of Mexico has expressed its commitment to deepening ties with the Caribbean.

Headed by Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Grenada’s delegation also included Dr. Patrick Antoine, Ambassador to CARICOM. Mr. Ronald Theodore of the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation was also in Merida to highlight investment opportunities in the tri-island State.

The closing Ceremony ended with a series of press engagements and the delegation returned to Grenada on May 1st.




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