During the meeting, the Director General and the Ambassador exchanged views on a broad range of development cooperation initiatives in many areas including Fisheries, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change. The Ambassador noted the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between Japan and the Member Countries of the OECS and cited many areas of concrete collaboration at the bilateral and regional levels in areas such as fisheries and disaster management. The Director General in response, thanked the Ambassador for the continuous support extended to the OECS region by the Government of Japan.
Both sides agreed to commence more in-depth discussions, explore new avenues of cooperation in the immediate future, and to pursue the common objective of deepening relations between Japan and the OECS.
The Ambassador was accompanied by Mr. Sato Katsuya, Second Secretary. Present also at this meeting was Ms. Bernadette Auguste, Officer in Charge of the International Relations Unit at the OECS Commission.
H.E. Tatsuo Hirayama is concurrently accredited to Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines with residence in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.