Monday, June 05, 2017

BVI Strengthens Relations with Association of Caribbean States


BVI London Office director, Benito Wheatley, met with Dr June Soomer, secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), in Trinidad to discuss the potential advantages of the ACS to the British Virgin Islands. During the exploratory meeting, Soomer provided summary of Association's core areas, and highlighted benefits of ACS membership for member states and associate members.

The meeting came as BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith continued to deepen BVI engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean territories to strengthen country's international ties, and position the territory for the future. Wheatley said in his comments on the meeting: “The secretary general provided an excellent overview of the impressive work currently being done by the ACS across a number of areas of importance to the BVI.” 

The main aim of the Association is strengthening of regional co-operation and integration process, its member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

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