Foreign Affairs Regional News 

Antigua & Barbuda Stands Ready to Assist Dominica

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne has pledged his country’s support for the island of Dominica which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria during the early hours of Tuesday. “The Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda stands in solidarity with the government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica during this time of need.  We express our deep sorrow at the loss of life and property resulting from the passage of Hurricane Maria over the island.  We stand ready to lend support to our brothers and sisters in Dominica,” Prime…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Venezuela Donates USD$1M to Barbuda Hurricane Relief Efforts

Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, His Excellency Jorge Arreaza Montserrat on Friday evening, flew into Antigua and handed over to Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne a contribution of 1 Million US dollars to the Barbuda Hurricane Relief fund. “The profit from the West Indies Oil Company partnership, that is doing very well, we are pleased to make our share available for the redevelopment of Barbuda.  Kindly accept the best regards from President Nicholas Maduro, who was very eager for me to travel to Antigua and…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

AMBASSADOR SANDERS MEETS EMERGENCY AGENCIES AND MAJOR COUNTRIES ABOUT BARBUDA

Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, this morning met the Inter-American Emergency Aid Committee and representatives of major countries to discuss the impact on Barbuda of Hurricane Irma. The meetings took place in Washington DC at the headquarters of the OAS. The Ambassador made emotive presentations to the representatives of both groups who were visibly moved by a video presentation of the destruction of Barbuda and the evacuation of all its residents to Antigua. The Emergency Aid Committee…

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Disaster Management Foreign Affairs 

Venezuela Avails two Aircrafts to Facilitate Barbuda Evacuation

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has advised that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has made two aircraft available to Antigua to facilitate relief in Barbuda and for transportation of essential materials. The two aircraft will arrive on Antigua on Thursday and will be based here and on call to the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Additionally, the two aircraft will bring a cargo of relief items to include blankets, cots and other essential items along with a medical team of twenty (20) doctors and nurses.  The…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Sir Ronald Sanders Meets with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Antigua and Barbuda and Canada took a further step in strengthening relations between the two countries Monday, when Canadian  Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, received Antigua and Barbuda’s non- resident High Commissioner, Sir Ronald Sanders. Sir Ronald presented a letter from Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, to Prime Minister Trudeau. The Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner and the Prime Minister discussed a number of matters of interest to both countries, including the effects of Climate Change  and Global warming.  Prime Minister Trudeau assured Sir Ronald of the Canadian government’s commitment to working…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

PM Browne hold talks with UAE Leader

Prime Minister  Gaston Browne today held bilateral meeting with His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the UAE with both countries pledging to continue working together on a number of strategic areas of mutual interest including renewable energy, tourism, trade, and economic cooperation and matters of international relations. Both countries recognized the need for further strengthening the already close bilateral relations including through the upcoming Expo2020 to be held in the UAE. His Royal Highness welcomed the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Browne for a second…

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Foreign Min. Charles Fernandez meets with the Dominican Republic Foreign Affairs Minister, Miguel Vargas

The Hon. Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration on Monday 24 October, 2016 held productive bilateral talks with his Dominican Republic counterpart H.E Miguel Vargas, Minister of External Relations. The two Ministers agreed on a plan to follow up on important cooperation matters proposed by Prime Minister Brown and President Danilo Medina. Minister Fernandez indicated that all efforts will be made to finalize a date for the visit of a team of officials from the Dominican Republic to further develop agreements for trade cooperation and to…

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Business Foreign Affairs 

Prime Minister Browne Meets with Crown Prince of UAE

The Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, who is currently visiting the UAE to attend the first economic forum of Antigua and Barbuda in Dubai, was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Qasr Al Bahr on Monday. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed Prime Minister Browne and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, especially in economic, commercial and investment fields. They also reviewed topics of mutual interest.

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