SVG strengthens relations with Ghana
A DELEGATION headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sir Louis Straker, today wraps up a week long visit to Ghana where they met with senior officials from the Government of the Republic of Ghana for the 5th preparatory meeting towards the First Session of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Co-operation (PJCC).
While there, Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Ceasar, presented on issues and areas for co-operation in root crop production, fisheries, cocoa technology, breadfruit and ackee, a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
The Minister said that with St. Vincent and the Grenadines cementing itself as the bread basket of the Southern Caribbean, there must be a deepening of the diversification process. “We must ensure that when it comes to food, SVG must be the country where you can get the supply of the widest variety of commodities,” the Agriculture Minister said.
Ambassador Ellsworth John, Non-Resident Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Republic of Ghana-Designate; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sandy Peters-Phillips, made presentations on the ABCD Commission for the advancement of trading opportunities and people to people exchanges.
The delegation was also engaged in discussions on opportunities for tourism, culture, investment, trade, agriculture and youth development.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Tuesday, the second day of the visit which commenced on February 10.