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Barbados ups ties with Latin America

Regional 19 Feb, 2024 Follow News

Bridgetown is strengthening ties with Latin America

The Barbados cabinet has approved the request for both Panama and Mexico to establish diplomatic missions in Barbados, which will help trade relations with those nations. Panama is a key regional hub for shipping and air freight.

Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, said that the request for Barbados to be a “fulcrum” through which Latin American countries could reach the Eastern Caribbean is something Barbados is happy about and speaks to a “growing degree of confidence and interest in doing business in Barbados and with Barbados”.

Minister Symmonds noted that the benefits of these foreign policy initiatives deepen relationships between Barbados and the two countries, which could strengthen commercial trade, tourism, agriculture, food security and cultural development.

He also disclosed that a similar interest had been expressed by the Government of Colombia to establish a mission here.

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