Top of the agenda during the visit was increasing the cooperation between Guadeloupe and OECS Member States, and Guadeloupe’s commitment to deepening regional integration.
Cooperation in areas such as Health Care, Youth Development, capacity building in French and English, Energy and Education were keenly discussed.
The parties also discussed possibilities of collaboration in the area of regional transport, in an effort to facilitate greater ease of travel within the region.
Additionally, members of the leadership of the OECS Commission presented to the delegation on current programs that involve Guadeloupe, as well as future initiatives that can benefit from their involvement.
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Areas discussed included the OECS Strategic plan, Agriculture, Food Security, Business Development, Education, Environment and Sustainable Development and Social Development.
The Principal of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and his team also welcomed President Chalus and his team, to discuss current areas of collaboration between partners in Guadeloupe and the College, as well as opportunities for further collaboration.
The Guadeloupe delegation ended their visit with meetings with the French Embassy and Alliance Française in Saint Lucia.
President Chalus labeled the visit a success, stating that his team was able to network and connect with all the key stakeholders at the OECS Commission, as they look to continue working on the important areas of cooperation.
He continued, ‘’We should already be operating as neighboring islands, and that involves giving our populations the possibility to move seamlessly from one island to the other. At this point, it is extremely important that we get closer together, and learn how to work together in every sector.’’
The official visit of the President of the Regional Council of Guadeloupe took place from May 9-10, 2022.
Source: Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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