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Martinique to join OECS

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Added 04 February 2015

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St Lucia's Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony (FP)

ST LUCIA’S Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony welcomed Martinique to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) ahead of the grouping’s 60th meeting today in Fort de France.

Martinique will become an associate member of the OECS and Dr Anthony said there were mutual benefits to be derived.

“I am exceedingly pleased that Martinique will now be an associate member of the OECS. Saint Lucia welcomes Martinique with open arms, as we have had a history of close relations with Martinique,” the Prime Minister said.

“Last year, an agreement was signed between our two islands to facilitate the exchange of opportunities in tourism, renewable energy, trade, health and other areas. Martinique is also viewed as a gateway to Europe and so presents opportunities for investment.”

He added: “Membership in the OECS will serve to strengthen our bilateral relationship and provide an avenue for greater cooperation on the regional level.”

Dr Anthony left Saint Lucia yesterday and will return tomorrow.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Port Services and Transport Philip J. Pierre has been appointed to act as Prime Minister until his return. (PR/SAT)

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