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  • The Caribbean Community and Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

    Senior officials from the Caribbean Community and Japan hold the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation on Tuesday 14 March at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The fifth Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Level conference The consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last Ministerial Meeting in 2016,  and examine the CARICOM-Japan Friendship and Cooperation Fund and its current and planned projects. Technical…

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    The Caribbean Community and Japan to discuss strengthening cooperation

    Senior officials from the Caribbean Community and Japan hold the 18th CARICOM-Japan Consultation on Tuesday 14 March at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The consultation will, among other things, review CARICOM-Japan cooperation since their last Ministerial Meeting in 2016,  and examine the CARICOM-Japan Friendship and Cooperation Fund and its current and planned projects. Technical cooperation between Japan and CARICOM since…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, Cuba Foreign Ministers meet in Havana

    CARICOM, Cuba Foreign Ministers meet in Havana

     Foreign Ministers from the Caribbean Community and their counterpart from the Republic of Cuba are meeting on Saturday 11 March 2017 for their fifth Ministerial Meeting in Havana. The meeting  has an agenda replete with issues of regional and global importance, including regional integration within the context of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Association…

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  • Photo of CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM-Republic of Korea commit to areas for closer cooperation

    CARICOM and the Republic of Korea held their first high-level meeting in Jamaica on Monday with agreement on a number of areas for closer cooperation. In a joint statement issued at the end of the meeting the two sides committed to further strengthen their ties of friendship and spirit of cooperation. They also agreed to reinvigorate a Consultation and Cooperation…

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  • Photo of The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Netherlands flag key areas for cooperation expansion

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Netherlands on Wednesday renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl. In a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat on 18 January 2017, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in…

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  • CARICOM extends diplomatic relations to Republic of Georgia

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The accreditation of the first Ambassador of Georgia to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Otar Berdzenishvili, represents a deliberate and key element of CARICOM’s  coordinated foreign policy to expand diplomatic, development, trade and economic relations. Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM expressed those sentiments, Monday 24 November 2014, as he welcomed the Republic…

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  • CARICOM and Japan Further Strengthens Relationship

    (CARICOM Secretarait, Turkeyen, Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM and Japan relationship will go a step further this week, when CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet with their Japanese counterpart, the Honourable Fumio Kishida, at the Fourth CARICOM-Japan Ministerial Meeting, on 15 November 2014, in Tokyo, Japan.  The CARICOM side will be led by the Honourable Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana and…

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  • CARICOM and Turkey to strenghten relations: Issues Declaration on a new era of cooperation and consultation

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Turkey-CARICOM Consultation and Cooperation Mechanism Meeting of Foreign Ministers re-committed to strengthen existing fields of cooperation and to explore new areas to deepen interaction, according to the outcome document issued on its conclusion. The Meeting held last July 18, 2014 in Turkey at the invitation of that country’s Government, and  attended by Foreign…

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  • Remarks By Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque At the FIRST CARICOM-JAPAN SUMMIT Trinidad and Tobago 28 July 2014

    There could hardly be a more fitting way to mark this CARICOM-Japan Friendship Year than to welcome, for the first time to the Caribbean Community, the Prime Minister of Japan.  Welcome to the Caribbean Prime Minister Abe! Twenty years ago the first CARICOM-Japan Consultation was held and since then our relationship has strengthened.  This engagement, at the highest political level,…

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  • CARICOM and Japan to Hold First Summit

    CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with Japanese Prime Minister His Excellency Shinzo Abe in the first ever CARICOM-Japan Summit on 28 July 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago. Since 1993, CARICOM and Japan have enjoyed friendly relations and this summit signals a quantum leap in their engagement as it is…

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