Revue de presse du mercredi 25 avril 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 25 AVRIL 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has its first Ambassador from the Republic of Kosovo. Her Excellency Zana Rudi, who is stationed at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Panama, is currently on island to present her credentials. Brief discussions on ways of deepening bilateral relations, were held yesterday between Prime Minister Timothy Harris and the Ambassador-designate, who was accompanied by Minister Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo Naser Miftari.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Caribbean News Service
Minister for Trade and Investment, Michael Asot, met with a delegation from India who is currently on island during which he made a request for technical assistance in the areas of health and the management of public finance, among others. The visit by the Indians forms part of a series of visits throughout the sub-region as the current Prime Minister Narenda Modi has embarked on an initiative to establish closer ties with the OECS countries.
St Lucia Times
According to the principle of alphabetic rotation of member states, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will officially assume the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee (CDCC) in 2018. In that regard, St Lucia will host the 27th Ministerial Session of the Committee on 27th April and the 5th Meeting of the Caribbean Development Roundtable (CDR) the day before. An estimated number of 80 -100 officials from 16 member states and 13 associate members is expected to participate in these meetings.
FRANCE - EU
The Eastern Caribbean has been assured that its relationship with the United Kingdom will not be adversely affected by its exit from the European Union (EU). British High Commissioner for the Eastern Caribbean, Janet Douglas, says a trade deal is currently being worked on and that it is the same as what exists now. The United Kingdom’s top representative in the region says while she understands the concerns of the Eastern Caribbean leaders, there is no need to fear.