Development Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Seeks Technical Assistance From India

Antigua and Barbuda is seeking technical assistance from India noting that over the years the Indian Government has been helpful to this Caribbean state particularly in the areas of health and the management of public finance. The request was made Tuesday by Investment and Trade Minister, Hon. Asot Michael, during a courtesy call with a visiting delegation from India led by that country’s Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, C.R Chaudhary. Minister Michael noted that many years ago, Antigua and Barbuda requested assistance from India to…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Prime Minister and Foreign Minister attend High Commission’s Barbuda Donors Appreciation Reception

The Honourable Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne, the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration E.P. Chet Greene and the Honourable Minister of Housing, Lands and Urban Renewal, Maria Browne, met with donors who have contributed to the High Commission’s Rebuild Barbuda initiative. The appreciation reception formed part of the week of activities preceding the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. The High Commission’s appeal raised in excess of £95,000 and saw seven 40-foot containers of relief items shipped to…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

PM Browne welcomes decision by UK to open British High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda will again be host to a British High Commission. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced on Thursday, 19th April its decision to establish a mission in Antigua and Barbuda a decade after closing its last mission in 2008. The United Kingdom is one of Antigua and Barbuda’s largest trading partners and one of the most important source markets for tourism. The two countries have enjoyed a long, rich history and the UK is considered a key ally and friend of the country. On receiving news of this…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and High Level Delegation Attends Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

  A high-level delegation from Antigua and Barbuda will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London from the 18th to the 20th of April 2018. The delegation will be led by the Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. He will be accompanied by the Honourable E.P. Chet Greene MP – Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, the Honourable Maria Browne MP – Minister of Housing, Lands and Urban Renewal and Her Excellency Karen-Mae Hill, the High Commissioner to London. The Theme for this…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Purported Antiguan Passport found In St. Vincent was not Issued by Passport Office

It has come to the attention of the Passport Office that person or persons in St. Vincent were found with a copy of the bio-page only of a Passport purported to be of Antigua and Barbuda origin. The authorities in St. Vincent have therefore passed on the information to the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda. The matter is currently under investigation and authorities in Antigua and Barbuda are collaborating with the authorities in St. Vincent.             Preliminary review of the information that was shared indicates that the passport…

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda and Romania establish Diplomatic Relations

Antigua and Barbuda and Romania established diplomatic relations on Thursday April 5th 2018, with the signature of a Joint Communiqué at the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations. The Communiqué was signed by H.E. Dr. Walton Webson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations and H.E Mr. Ion Jinga, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations. The Communiqué now provides a framework for Antigua and Barbuda and Romania to begin exploring areas of mutual interest. Ambassador Webson expressed his satisfaction…

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Foreign Affairs Politics 

Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba celebrate Twenty-Four Years of Diplomatic Relations

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is happy to commemorate the 24th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba. Marked by a common desire to promote cooperative and friendly ties, on this very same day, twenty-four years ago, the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Republic of Cuba signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations. Diplomatic relations between Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Cuba were established on April 6th, 1994, under the visionary leadership of the former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda,…

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Foreign Affairs 

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA WITHDRAWS FROM AMERICAS MEETING ON PRINCIPLE

Antigua and Barbuda on Wednesday withdrew from participation in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru in April.   Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), which is responsible for the preparation of the meeting, explained that Antigua and Barbuda withdrew from the meeting on a point of fundamental principle.   He noted that, at the meeting, the government of Venezuela was excluded from participation without any prior explanation or discussion by the…

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Economic Foreign Affairs Politics 

Austria and Antigua and Barbuda to forge closer relations

The Government of Austria has expressed an interest in cooperating with Antigua and Barbuda in the areas of Tourism and diplomatic training.   This was conveyed to Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne during a visit to Antigua and Barbuda by Her Excellency Marianne Feldman, Ambassador of Austria to the Eastern Caribbean.   In his response, Prime Minister Browne reaffirmed Antigua and Barbuda’s full commitment to cooperating with the Austrian Government. He further made a request to the Ambassador of Austria to consider opening an Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda….

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Foreign Affairs 

Antigua and Barbuda Government and UNICEF sign agreement

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and UNICEF today signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA) that forms the basis of the UN children agency’s development cooperation in the country. Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Charles Fernandez signed on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda while UNICEF’s new Representative to the Eastern Caribbean Area, Dr Aloys Kamuragiye, signed on behalf of UNICEF. The BCA outlines in detail the terms and conditions of the cooperation between the Government and UNICEF. It also agrees on the basic principles of planning and implementation of programmes…

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