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Chastanet On Official Visit To Mexico

Image of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is greeted by Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Two Countries To Discuss Agriculture, Tourism and Investment.

PRESS RELEASE – THE streets of Mexico were lined with the national flags of Saint Lucia as the host country Mexico warmly welcomed an official visit from Saint Lucian Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet.

Image of Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is greeted by Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is greeted by Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chastanet, also Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, has an extensive agenda while in Mexico which includes high-level meetings in the areas of agriculture, tourism and investment.

Following his arrival in Mexico on Monday, Chastanet and the Saint Lucia delegation, which includes Minister with Responsibility for External Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun; Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Dr. Gale Rigobert; Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Anton Edmunds; and Ambassador of CARICOM, OECS and Diaspora, Elma Gene Isaac; met with Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture, Farming, Rural Development and Fisheries (SAGARPA).

During the meeting, Mexico pledged more support towards Saint Lucia’s agricultural sector and greater collaboration.

Image: St Lucia delegation meeting with SAGARPA.
St Lucia delegation meeting with SAGARPA.

The delegation also held meetings with the Intelligence Division of the National Security Commission, Mexico’s Touristic Policy Planning Unit and Mexico’s Minister of Public Education. The agenda continued with a special forum on “Opportunities of Investment in Saint Lucia” on October 24.

Following the official visit to Mexico, the Saint Lucia delegation attended the Fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Mexican States in Belize City, Belize, on October 25.

During the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Guy Joseph, will serve as Acting Prime Minister.

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