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Foreign Policy and Community Relations

Foreign policy coordination and external relations remain a principal objective of CARICOM. Of equal importance is deepening the integration movement and building its resilience to facilitate a socially cohesive Community.

 At the CARICOM Secretariat, the Foreign and Community Relations programme continues to articulate and harmonise policies and programmes to safeguard and promote the Community’s interests within the global environment. In this way, the Community’s resilience continues to be enabled and the quality of life for the people improved.

Special Current Issues under focus

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Region sees 2030 SDA as viable means for growth, development

Posted: 15 July 2016 - Press Releases
“It is the firm view of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda offers a viable means for fostering growth and development in our region, where, despite
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CARICOM at the OAS

Posted: 15 June 2016 - Press Releases
The 46th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organisation of American States (OAS) began on Tuesday 14 June in the Dominican Republic.The 46th Regular Session of the General
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CARICOM advances relations with Sweden, Netherlands

Posted: 12 May 2016 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Foreign Ministers have put measures in place for closer cooperation with Sweden and the Netherlands even as they seek to place issues
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CARICOM’s strategic relationships critical in changing global environment: SG

Posted: 09 May 2016 - Press Releases
The critical importance of  CARICOM maintaining traditional relationships and building new ones was underscored by Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as he addressed CARICOM Foreign
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CARICOM Foreign Ministers to discuss implications of major global issues

Posted: 09 May 2016 - Press Releases
The Region’s Foreign Ministers gather in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this morning for the Nineteenth Meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR).The
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CARICOM-UK Forum frank and cordial

Posted: 30 April 2016 - Regional News
Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary ended two sessions of “frank and cordial” talks in Freeport, The Bahamas at the Ninth
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Chile committed to strengthening CARICOM ties

Posted: 07 April 2016 - Press Releases
Chile has reconfirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for promotion of economic development and people’s well being. New
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CARICOM, Kazakhstan sign support grant agreement

Posted: 14 March 2016 - Press Releases
A US$770,000 grant support package will become available to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States from the Republic of Kazakhstan to strengthen capacity in the areas of climate change and
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CARICOM, Australia strengthen ties

Posted: 10 March 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Australia continue to strengthen an already rewarding relationship, which among other things, has seen 128 CARICOM nationals benefitting from major scholarship
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CARICOM seeks Portugal’s advocacy on major concerns

Posted: 04 March 2016 - Press Releases
As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to lobby for the removal of Member States from the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday
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CARICOM, Japan strengthen decades-old ties

Posted: 26 February 2016 - Regional News
The long-standing friendship that has existed between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Japan was strengthened on Thursday 25 February, with the accreditation of new Ambassador of Japan to
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Israel renews commitment to support CARICOM development

Posted: 26 February 2016 - Press Releases
 As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredits a new Israeli envoy, the Middle-Eastern state has reaffirmed its commitment to assist CARICOM to achieve its ideals.His Excellency Mordehai
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The work begins:  Arrival Statement – CARICOM Election Observation Mission to Jamaica

Posted: 23 February 2016 - Press Releases
Mission Head, Ms. Josephine Tamai, Chief Elections Officer, Elections and Boundaries Department, Belize.The CARICOM Election Observation Mission mounted for Jamaica’s February 25 General
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Guyana to lobby for greater role for CARICOM in CELAC

Posted: 26 January 2016 - Regional News
The Guyana delegation will be seeking to ensure that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) plays a greater role in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) at the IV Summit of the
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CARICOM presence at important hemispheric meeting

Posted: 25 January 2016 - Regional News
Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations at the CARICOM Secretariat Ambassador Colin Granderson (top left) joined national coordinators in a preparatory session of the Fourth
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CARICOM and Italy strengthen ties

Posted: 20 January 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Italy continued on the path of stronger relations on Wednesday as the new Italian Ambassador to the Community presented his credentials at the
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The best years of CARICOM lie ahead: new Belizean Envoy

Posted: 13 January 2016 - Press Releases
Newly accredited Ambassador of Belize to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), H.E. Daniel Gutierez has said the best years of the integration movement lie ahead for what he calls the “tremendous
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CARICOM accredits new Belizean envoy as Ambassadors meet

Posted: 13 January 2016 - Press Releases
As the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors meets in Georgetown, Guyana, Wednesday to engage on the Community Reform Process, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque accepted the Letters of
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Results reflect the will of the people – CARICOM Observer Mission

Posted: 10 December 2015 - Press Releases
The CARICOM Elections Observer Mission (CEOM) to St. Vincent and the Grenadines said on Thursday that its assessment of the day’s activities was that the voters were able to cast
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Arrival Statement: CARICOM Election Observation Mission in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Posted: 07 December 2015 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The eight-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observation Mission for the St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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CARICOM to Mount Election Observation Mission for St. Vincent Elections

Posted: 04 December 2015 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will mount a CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission to monitor the general elections to be held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday 9 December 2015.The
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CARICOM and Brazil strengthening relations – SG pays official visit

Posted: 28 October 2015 - Regional News
At the request of the Foreign Minister of Brazil, H.E. Mauro Luiz Vieira, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque paid an official visit to Brazil on 26 October 2015. In the course of the visit,
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CARICOM Election Mission to Haiti releases Immediate Post-Election Statement

Posted: 27 October 2015 - Regional News
The CARICOM Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to Haiti has issued its Immediate Post-Election Statement in which it highlighted areas that could lead to “undesirable
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CARICOM Elections Observation Mission to Haiti issues Preliminary Statement

Posted: 23 October 2015 - Press Releases
Sunday’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Haiti has been engaged in various activities since its arrival, including  meetings with the Haitian Prime Minister and other State
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CARICOM and Costa Rica to promote joint interests

Posted: 22 October 2015 - Press Releases
Costa Rica has committed to finding common ground with the Caribbean Community on global climate change positions.Costa Rica’s first Ambassador to CARICOM, Ms. Lydia Peralta noted
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CARICOM and Costa Rica to promote joint interests

Posted: 22 October 2015 - Regional News
Costa Rica has committed to finding common ground with the Caribbean Community on global climate change positions.Costa Rica’s first Ambassador to CARICOM, Ms. Lydia Peralta noted
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CARICOM-US cooperation hailed for tangible benefits

Posted: 21 October 2015 - Press Releases
CARICOM-US deepening cooperation in security, health and energy was underscored Tuesday as Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque received new United States Ambassador to CARICOM Mr. Perry
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Call for more political dialogue between CARICOM and EU

Posted: 08 October 2015 - Press Releases
The need for greater political dialogue and co-operation between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the European Union was emphasised as the new EU Ambassador to CARICOM presented his credentials
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No Plan B for Climate Change

Posted: 08 October 2015 - Regional News
Climate Change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet” according to Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin.“There is no plan B for Climate Change,” the
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CARICOM, India discuss further strengthening of relations

Posted: 02 October 2015 - Press Releases
CARICOM-India Joint Press Statement The Second India – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial Meeting was held in New York on September 30, 2015 in the margins of the 70th session of
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