Barbados And The Netherlands Hold Talks

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, in discussion with newly appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands, Lucita Cecilia Gairoen-Nisa Moenir Alam, yesterday during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road Headquarters.

Barbados and the Netherlands plan to explore the possibility of having joint ventures in the near future.

This was disclosed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she met with newly appointed ambassador of the Netherlands, Lucita Cecilia Gairoen-Nisa Moeniralam, yesterday during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road Headquarters.

Senator McClean outlined the importance of maintaining joint ventures through technical and exchange programmes. Pointing to this country’s growing commitment to the notion of a Green Economy, the Foreign Minister said Barbados was interested in developing research components in the area of horticulture to augment its cut flower programme.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, greets newly appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands, Lucita Cecilia Gairoen-Nisa Moenir Alam, yesterday during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s Culloden Road Headquarters. Acting Permanent Secretary??in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Charles Burnett is pictured at left.

Ambassador Moeniralam stressed that her country considered maintaining ties with the region as very important and mentioned the shared similarities, especially in the area of culture. She expressed the hope that Barbados and the Netherlands could explore the possibility of having a visitor exchange programme in the foreseeable future. The Ambassador explained that although the Netherlands had ties with Holland, the territories were in fact self-governing.

Barbados and the kingdom of the Netherlands established diplomatic ties in 1969.??clashley@barbados.gov.bb

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