Saint Lucia’s External Affairs Minister, Hon. Alva Baptiste continued with the government’s policy of expanding Saint Lucia’s diplomatic relations with non-traditional countries.
Hon. Baptiste was in New York for the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and the Minister’s diplomatic engagements took place in the margins of the UN’s General Assembly debate.
On September 20, Hon. Baptiste, signed an agreement establishing diplomatic relations with the West African state of Sierra Leone.
In his discussions with the Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone, Musa Timothy Kabba, Hon. Baptiste stated that the agreement represented the commencement of deeper relations between the people of Saint Lucia and their African brothers and sisters on the Continent.
Hon. Baptiste also signed agreements for diplomatic relations with the European countries of Liechtenstein and Andorra and the Central Asian State of The Kyrgz Republic.
On September 18, he held discussions with the Foreign Minister of Ghana, H.E Shirley Ayorko Botchweyz, and it was agreed that Saint Lucia and Ghana would work toward the conclusion of a cooperation agreement between the two countries.
SOURCE: Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs.