Transport issue tops the listMembers of the Mexican delegation at today's session. (Lennox Devonish)
Sat, May 19, 2012 - 6:46 PM
Technical co-operation was the buzzword today.
On the second day of the Mexico-CARICOM Summit at Hilton Barbados, a flurry of delegates from both regions almost filled the hotel’s conference room with one mission: to forge greater ties in the key areas of air and maritime travel, trade and other issues of common benefit between Mexico and the 13-nation Caribbean Community.
CARICOM Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for foreign and community relations, Colin Grandison, said that of the many areas on the joint commission agenda, sea and air transport headed the list.
“On the CARICOM side, there are a number of areas that we see as being very important, not only for sustainable development but for deepening the integration process. And one of them happens to be maritime and air transportation. This is extremely important for extra- and intra-regional trade; these are very critical,” he said.
He noted that the joint commission was also looking at ports development, which goes hand-in-hand with air and sea transport. (RJ)
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