Antigua and Guadeloupe Sign Cooperation Agreement

On Monday, July 11, 2011, Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda and President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe Victorin Lurel signed an agreement to share expertise and make joint approaches to collaborate in various development endeavors.

Under the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement, the two countries will cooperate in economic, scientific and cultural development including disaster preparedness, renewable energy, agriculture, tourism including sports tourism, education including linguistic exchanges, marine services yacht and ferry services, health, culture, information and communication technologies, the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises and trade export along with media and information exchange.

[. . .] At its January 13, 2011 meeting, the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda agreed to commence negotiations with the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guiana, for the strengthening of bilateral relations within the context of the CARIFIORUM – European Union Economic Partnership Agreement and led by Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry.

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