Barbados and Russia to Explore Closer Ties

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The appointment of an Honorary Consul of Barbados to Russia, the use of a Russian vessel to carry out seismic scientific estimation and training opportunities were among the areas discussed when Russian Ambassador to Barbados, Nikolay Smirnov, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean.

During the call at the Ministry last Tuesday, the Ambassador expressed the view that Barbados??? infrastructure and pristine beaches make the island an excellent destination for Russian tourists.

The diplomat also underscored the importance of appointing an Honorary Counsul of Barbados in Russia as an impetus to help strengthen the existing bilateral relationship.

In turn, Senator McClean renewed Barbados??? interest in pursuing a Double Taxation Agreement with Russia given the structure of their economy and the importance of international business to the island???s economy.

The Foreign Minister pledged to work with Russia on areas of cooperation that would be beneficial to both countries.
Barbados and Russia established diplomatic ties on January 29, 1993.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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