Morocco and Saint Lucia to Deepen Cooperation on Agriculture, Tourism and Exchange of Expertise

Morocco and Saint Lucia to Deepen Cooperation on Agriculture, Tourism and Exchange of Expertise

Media release from the Office of the OECS Chairman and Prime Minister of St. Lucia the Hon. Allen Chastanet

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Chairman and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet, met with Morocco’s Prime Minister, Honourable Saad-Eddine El Othmani, on November 11th 2017 to discuss deepening diplomatic and economic relations with Saint Lucia and the OECS. 

The two leaders spoke of the establishment of an OECS Embassy and the signing of financial treaties. Investment in the Caribbean was also high on the agenda, with special attention paid to Agriculture, Agro-processing, Tourism and the exchange of expertise.

Speaking about the meeting, Prime Minister Chastanet expressed thanks for the warm welcome he received and stated:

“We are grateful for the support from Morocco especially when it comes to fertilizer and academic scholarships given to the Caribbean and we look forward to further solidifying our relationship.”

The OECS Commission, along with foreign affairs ministers, is expected to meet early in the new year with Moroccan officials to formalize arrangements.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco was established in Saint Lucia in March 2014 and covers all OECS Member States, as well as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas.

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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 eleven 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, Martinique and Guadeloupe. 

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