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Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies the Agreement that establishes the EU-LAC Foundation as an International Organisation

Saint Kitts and Nevis ratifies the Agreement that establishes the EU-LAC Foundation as an International Organisation

EU-LAC Foundation

Foreign Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley announced in a meeting today with Executive Director of the EU-LAC Foundation, the ratification of the agreement that will transform the EU-LAC Foundation into an international organisation.

The announcement takes place in the context of the first official visit by a representative of the Foundation to the Eastern Caribbean nation.

With this ratification, Saint Kitts and Nevis manifests its commitment to the bi-regional association between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. The imminent entry into force of the international Agreement will strengthen the Foundation and confer it the necessary status and recognition to fully accomplish the mandate its Member States entrusted it with.

The EU-LAC Foundation was created in 2010 by a decision of the Heads of State and Governments of the 61 Member States of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, and of the European Union itself. 23 of its Member States have already ratified the international Constitutive Agreement which was open for signature in October 2016. The Foundation is established in Hamburg, Germany, since 2011.  

 

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San Cristóbal y Nieves ratifica el Acuerdo que establece la Fundación EU-LAC como Organización Internacional

El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de San Cristóbal y Nieves, Mark Brantley, anunció hoy en una reunión con la Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación EU-LAC, la ratificación del Acuerdo que transformará a la Fundación EU-LAC en una organización internacional.

El anuncio se realiza en el contexto de la primera visita oficial de un representante de la Fundación a la nación del Caribe Oriental.

Con esta ratificación, San Cristóbal y Nieves manifiesta su compromiso con la asociación birregional entre la Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe. La inminente entrada en vigor del Acuerdo internacional fortalecerá a la Fundación y le dotará del estatus y el reconocimiento necesarios para cumplir plenamente el mandato que sus Estados miembros le encomendaron.

La Fundación EU-LAC fue creada en 2010 por decisión de los Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de los 61 Estados Miembros de la Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe, y de la Unión Europea misma. 23 de sus Estados Miembros ya han ratificado el Acuerdo Constitutivo internacional que estaba abierto a firma en octubre de 2016. La Fundación se estableció en Hamburgo, Alemania, desde 2011.

 

 

For further information:

Amb. Sharlebe Shillingford-McKlmon 
Ambassador-designate 
Embassies of the Eastern Caribbean States & Missions to the European Union
Rue de Livourne, 42
1000 Brussels
Belgium 

W:  32 2 536 0143  |   F: 32 2 539 4009  |   E: sharlene.smcklmon@oecs.int

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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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