The Mayor of Castries, Peterson D. Francis has called for deeper collaboration between Saint Lucia and the French territories.
According to a release from his office, Francis has emphasized the significance of stronger relationships based on shared values of sincerity and inclusiveness, and the need to work together to stimulate greater development and diversity.
Speaking at the 28th Anniversary celebrations of the Association Ste Lucie / Territoires Francais Des Ameriques (Association of St. Lucia and French Territories of the Americas) on Sunday, The Castries Mayor articulated the need to deepen bonds and strengthen partnerships which can contribute to the development of Saint Lucia.
“I hope today will be inspired by friendship, for friendship deepens bonds and strengthens partnerships. I hope today will highlight the role of development, for it is development which gives hope and creates the energy for progress. And I also hope today brings about the spirit of association, for it is the spirit of association which gives birth to new ideas, new visions and new missions,” he was quoted as saying.
“May you facilitate cultural, sporting and educational activities and promote and encourage improved living and socio-economic conditions. On behalf of the City of Castries and the people of St. Lucia I express gratitude and congratulatory greetings to you all on the 28th anniversary celebration of your organization. I expect that in the future we will see strengthened association with more formal contributions and allocations based on your transparency, principles and procedures”.
The 28th Anniversary celebrations of the Association Ste Lucie / Territoires Francais Des Ameriques (Association of St. Lucia and French Territories of the Americas) took place at JJ’s Paradise Resort in Marigot.