Thursday 9 April, 2020

CARICOM and the United Arab Emirates to strengthen ties

UAE Assistant Minister Omar Saif Ghobash (left) and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and sign the MOU. Photo: CARICOM Secretariat

UAE Assistant Minister Omar Saif Ghobash (left) and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and sign the MOU. Photo: CARICOM Secretariat

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (UAE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen corporation between the trade block and the energy-rich state.

The signing took place on the sidelines of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government in Barbados on Wednesday.

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Assistant Minister in the Government of the UAE Omar Saif Ghobash signed the MOU on behalf of the respective sides.

A statement from the regional grouping said: “CARICOM and the UAE will seek to, among other things, expand trade and investment flows; promote investment and tourism; foster entrepreneurial, scientific, technological and personnel exchanges; collaborate in development cooperation programmes and projects, and foster cooperation in the field of natural disasters.”

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