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Saint Lucia Expands Its Diplomatic Relations


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. 

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  1. Coincidence? Sierra Leon national arrested and caught with capsules of cocaine in stomach at one of our airports.

  2. St. Lucia should initiate diplomatic relations with Panama, and Cayenne,FG because there are lots of people in those places with St.Lucian roots. This would be of cultural significance in helping connect people to their family roots.

  3. I think persons should google and watch a couple documentaries about that country and realise what we really signed up for. Mweh mem.

    You have without knowledge, without the background experience, without the proper advice gone ahead inviting all kinds of way out Countries, to open Diplomatic relations with them; are you trying to impress local Lucians?
    Over the years we have not done badly with what we have had, so cut trying to impress. 65 years ago I sat in the STRAND HOTEL with George F.L. Charles, Herman Collimore and Olio Jn Baptist discussing the long range future of St. Lucia; that which was farthest in our minds was Independence for St. Lucia. Today we are deeply in debt, but still we borrow $millions from invited SOUDI’s to show the squandered $millions on badly Designed Structures with some accompanying Huts passing as a Hospital.
    Shall we stop inviting questionable Countries and those far out ‘low lying fruits’ to pick out of them? we can and will survive if we trust in our Heavenly Father.

  5. I just hope we are not seeing regulate traffickers of Golding poop coke pellets on STLT all the times now! Woiiiiiiii smph let’s hope these countries contribute to our youth and future health care systems for this free ride and stays in St Lucia! The USA is watching SLP!!!


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