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Barbados and St. Vincent to sign maritime treaty

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 20, CMC – Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will on Friday sign a treaty on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between them that both countries say will reinforce the bonds of friendship and solidarity which they enjoy.

Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and his St. Vincent and the Grenadines counterpart Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will sign the accord.

The delimitation of the maritime boundary between Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will create a zone of certainty within which both countries can pursue closer collaboration in maritime affairs. 

Earlier this year, the recently accredited Barbados High Commissioner Robert Morris had initiated discussions with St Vincent and the Grenadines to negotiate the maritime boundary treaty.

Gonsalves who had accepted Morris’s Letter of Introduction, said then that Kingstown wanted to forge closer bilateral ties with Bridgetown through various areas of cooperation including: air transport, maritime affairs, agriculture, security and technical assistance. 

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