December 13, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
Canada reaffirms its alliance and commitment to strengthening its partnership with Barbados. This assurance was given by Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States, Lilian Chatterjee, during a courtesy meeting with the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kerrie Symmonds at the Ministry’s headquarters, Culloden Road, St Michael.
Symmonds stated that Barbados values its connection with Canada and that he anticipates a more robust and substantive engagement during his tenure.
High Commissioner Chatterjee said that regular engagement with Barbados is a priority for Canada, which is eager to continue working together on security cooperation and trade issues.
In addition, the two officials reviewed the Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement (CARIBCAN) renewable energy, access to financing in relation to the vulnerability index, the climate issue, the Bretton Woods Institutions, correspondent banking and marine technology.
Since 1907, the Canadian government has maintained a commercial office in Barbados, and in 1973, a diplomatic mission was created in Bridgetown.