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CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement


Posted in: Press Releases | 10 December 2015 | 4744

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (l) shakes hands with Italian Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean Paolo Serpi
    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque (l) shakes hands with Italian Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean Paolo Serpi

    ​CARICOM and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in areas of mutual interest, Thursday.

    CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Italy’s Special Envoy for the Countries of the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi signed the   document on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21 in Paris, France.

    The MOU is expected to strengthen political, scientific and technical relations, and promote development cooperation. The Major areas of focus will include:

    Climate Change,

    Cultural heritage,

    Disaster risk management

    Environment

    Fight against organized crime,

    Food security

    Modernization of the productive sectors

    Poverty alleviation

    Renewable energy

    Scientific and technological research

    Sustainable tourism and agri-business

    University co-operation

    Youth policies and vocational training

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