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  • Photo of CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet US Deputy Secretary of State – Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The Ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual dialogue on Tuesday 21 September…

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  • Photo of Foreign Minister Motegi Visits Jamaica (Seventh Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)

    Foreign Minister Motegi Visits Jamaica (Seventh Japan-CARICOM Ministerial-Level Conference)

    On July 20, commencing at 1 p.m. (3 a.m. on July 21 Japan time) for two hours, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Jamaica, attended the Seventh Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial-Level Conference, which was held online. At the outset of the meeting, Minister Motegi expressed his condolences over the murder of H.E. Mr. Jovenel…

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  • Photo of Remarks by the Secretary-General:  Twenty-Fourth Meeting of COFCOR

    Remarks by the Secretary-General: Twenty-Fourth Meeting of COFCOR

    REMARKS BY the SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE OCCASION OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR) Via videoconference 6-7 MAY 2021 Honourable Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, and Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR); His Excellency Dr. Claude Joseph, Prime…

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  • Photo of Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Roundtable between US Secretary of State Hon Anthony Blinken and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday

    Remarks by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque to the Roundtable between US Secretary of State Hon Anthony Blinken and CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday

    I welcome this meeting between CARICOM Foreign Ministers and Secretary Blinken with a sense of optimism.  This meeting is significant, as it marks the resumption of interaction between CARICOM as a Region and the US at this high level. I recall that Meetings at this level were a regular feature of our relationship. In this regard, I also note that…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

    CARICOM and Canadian Foreign Ministers to Meet

    The Foreign Ministers of CARICOM and Canada will meet virtually on Friday 19 February 2021, with the discussions  expected to centre on key issues of mutual interest including the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, and climate resilience. Friday’s meeting will be cochaired by Hon Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Hon Eamon Courtenay, Minister of…

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  • Photo of Inaugural Meeting of the  CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’  Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group to be held on 13 JANUARY 2021

    At the invitation of the Government of Canada, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet with their Canadian counterpart, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, during the Inaugural Meeting of the CARICOM-Canada Foreign Ministers’ Group which will  be held virtually, on 13 January 2021. Under the co-chairmanship of His Excellency Dr Claude…

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  • Photo of Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) – Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries. They reiterated the importance they…

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  • Photo of Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    Communique – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Bridgetown, Barbados, 18 – 19 May 2017

    The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) took place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18-19 May 2017, under the Chairmanship of Senator the Honourable Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados. The COFCOR was attended by the Honourable H. Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade …

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  • Photo of Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

    Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries. They reiterated the importance they…

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  • Photo of Incoming COFCOR Chair Stresses Unity

    Incoming COFCOR Chair Stresses Unity

    BGIS, Bridgetown: – The present and future global environment demand that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engages in a process of “evaluation, revision and consolidation”. This advice was given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, while addressing the opening ceremony of the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), at the Lloyd…

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