Mexican Ambassador presents credentials to Director General of the OECS

Mexican Ambassador presents credentials to Director General of the OECS

OECS Media Release

The Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) His Excellency Oscar Esparza-Vargas, presented his credentials to the Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 at a short luncheon hosted by Ambassador Esparza-Vargas.

In presenting his credentials H.E. Oscar Esparza-Vargas reiterated the deep friendship and commitment of Mexico to bilateral and multilateral solidarity with the Eastern Caribbean States, as well as to the ideals of integration between them embodied and implemented by the OECS.

He discussed with the Director General the range of ongoing and future planned collaborations at the bilateral and multilateral levels and agreed on some key initiatives of benefit to Member States, which would be jointly coordinated between the Embassy of Mexico and the OECS Commission.

“Mexico is profoundly interested in the process of political and economic integration currently underway in the Eastern Caribbean States through the OECS and considers that unity between likeminded countries is fundamental in ensuring our capacity to face international and regional challenges, including the efforts to increase resilience to climate change. In that sense, Mexico shares with the OECS and its Member States the values of democracy, integration and solidarity, and is ready to be a reliable development partner for the OECS and its Member States”.

In receiving the credentials of Ambassador Esparza-Vargas, the Director General expressed the deep appreciation of the Commission for the unfailing support of Mexico to Member States of the OECS and expressed appreciation for Mexico’s continuous dialogue with the OECS Commission.

Both parties agreed to convene formal meetings in early 2018 to explore modalities for deepening their collaboration.

The Embassy of the United Mexican States was established in St. Lucia in 2005 and covers all of the OECS Member States. Mexico and the OECS signed in 2014 an Agreement for Technical and Scientific cooperation that will serve as a framework for the abovementioned initiatives.

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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