CARICOM SG holds talks with Aruba on Associate Membership

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first_imgSecretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes on Associate Membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  for the Dutch Territory. The Secretary-General will also go on to visit Curacao and St. Maarten this week. CARICOM Heads of Government earlier this year mandated the Secretary-General to begin the process of negotiations with the Dutch Territories in order to better determine their expectations of Associate Membership, and what benefits the relationship could yield for the Community. The Heads have also agreed to continue to examine the issue of an Enlargement Policy for CARICOM which currently has fifteen Full Members and five Associate Members. You may be interested in… The Netherlands flags key areas for cooperation expansion Jan 19, 2017center_img   About Aruba (l-r) Bissember, Granderson, Secretary-General, Prime Minister, Bab-Schaefer; Abath Secretary-General meets Governor H.E. Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt Deliberations in progress Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Prime Minister Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes Engagement with HE the Governor Discussing Associate Membership The Secretary-General was accompanied at his Meeting with Prime Minister Wever-Croes by Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community relations Ambassador Colin Granderson, General Counsel Dr. Corlita Babb-Schaefer, and Adviser Mr. Neville Bissember.  The Prime Minister was joined by Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr Edwin Abath.  The Secretary-General also paid a courtesy call on Aruba’s Governor H.E. Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… UPDATE: CARICOM proceeding with Dutch territories’ applications for associate membershipEven as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to consider the creation of an Enlargement Policy, Heads of Government have mandated the Secretary-General to begin negotiations for Associate Membership by the Dutch territories of Curacao and Aruba. During their Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting in Haiti, last week, the Heads of Government agreed that…March 6, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”The Netherlands flags key areas for cooperation expansionClimate change, disaster risk management, security, and sustainable development and employment, are among areas that the Kingdom of Netherlands hopes to expand cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Netherlands’ Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl, signalled his Government’s intention when he presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador…January 19, 2017In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG, Guadeloupe in Associate Membership talksThe Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, met on Wednesday 11 January 2015 with a delegation from Guadeloupe, which is one of five Caribbean territories which have applied for Associate Membership of CARICOM. The delegation from the Regional Council of Guadeloupe comprised – Mrs Thérèse MARIANNE-PEPIN, Président…February 12, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

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