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).