PM Browne Attends Three-day Meeting of OECS Authority in Guadeloupe

OECS Heads of Government and Officials 

Maurice Merchant, Director-General of Government Communications

Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne is today in Guadeloupe where he joined his regional colleagues for a Special Meeting of the OECS Authority, which runs until late Friday.

Prime Minister Browne said that among the issues to be addressed during the three-day meeting are the establishment of an OECS diplomatic presence in Africa; international developments and their implications for the OECS; the formal integration of Antigua and Barbuda into the Brussels Mission of the OECS; security in the OECS; and the accession of Guadeloupe into the OECS.

It is also expected that the Heads will address developments in Venezuela, Guyana, Cuba’s relations with the United States and the sub-regional grouping’s relations with Canada.

Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation to the meeting comprises of the Honourable E.P. Chet Greene, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade; His Excellency Colin Murdoch, OECS Commissioner and Mr. Kurt Williams, Senior Foreign Service Officer (Ag).