Barbados’ non-resident High Commissioner to Belize, H.E. David Comissiong, presenting his letter of credence to Belize’s Governor General H.E. Dame Froyla Tzalam. (MFAFT)

Barbados’ non-resident High Commissioner to Belize, H.E. David Comissiong, presented his letter of credence on September 6, to Belize’s Governor General H.E. Dame Froyla Tzalam, at the Belize House in Belmopan.

The Governor General graciously accepted the letters of credence and they both expressed on the behalf of their respective countries the desire for strengthening diplomatic ties.

Mr. Comissiong also presented his Copie d’Usage to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, the Honourable Eamon Courtenay.

The Belizean Foreign Minister noted that Barbados and Belize cooperate closely and an excellent relationship exists between Prime Minister John Briceño and Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. To this end, he proposed the two countries sign a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen political cooperation.

Noting the leading roles of Barbados and Belize within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Minister Courtenay commended Barbados’ recent hosting of the Africaribbean Trade Investment Forum.

In turn, High Commissioner Comissiong remarked that Barbados values its relationship with Belize. He said there is a need for robust political engagement within CARICOM. He opined that the emerging relationship between the Caribbean and Africa is promising.

The two officials also discussed matters related to the upcoming 77th United Nations General Assembly, the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the widening and deepening of the regional integration project.

Barbados and the Government of Belize established diplomatic relations in 1981.

MFAFT

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