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OECS member states deepen relations with Morocco

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — Member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have moved to deepen cooperation with the government of Morocco in Agriculture, Tourism and Exchange of Expertise.

This follows a meeting between OECS Chairman and St Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Morocco's Prime Minister, Saad-Eddine El Othmani, where they also discussed deepening diplomatic and economic relations with the sub-regional grouping.

The two leaders spoke of the establishment of an OECS Embassy and the signing of financial treaties.

Investment in the Caribbean was also high on the agenda, with special attention paid to Agriculture, Agro-processing, Tourism and the exchange of expertise.

Speaking about the meeting, Prime Minister Chastanet expressed thanks for the warm welcome he received during this week's visit.

“We are grateful for the support from Morocco especially when it comes to fertilizer and academic scholarships given to the Caribbean and we look forward to further solidifying our relationship,” he noted.

The OECS Secretariat, along with foreign affairs ministers, is expected to meet early in the new year with Moroccan officials to formalize arrangements.

The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco was established in St Lucia in March 2014 and covers all OECS Member States, as well as Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas.

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