Antigua and Barbuda and the USA agree to strengthen relations

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US Ambassador, Linda Taglialatela greets Foreign Minister, E.

Antigua and Barbuda and the United States of America have agreed to strengthen their already close ties.

The renewed commitment came on Thursday during a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister, E. P. Chet Greene, by the US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda Taglialatela.

Greene thanked the ambassador for her country’s assistance in countering Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

The minister noted that the US provided the services of an expert in TIP to liaise with the TIP Unit in St. John’s in a collaboration that saw the exchange of best practices.

The issue of climate change also came up during the discussion with both the US and Antigua and Barbuda confirming their resolve to tackle the “existential threat” to all life on
earth.

Greene also acknowledged the involvement of the US company, Eagle LNG Partners, which is collaborating with Antigua Power Company Ltd. to establish Antigua and Barbuda’s first LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) power plant.

He said the plant will help to advance Antigua and Barbuda’s transition to a
low-carbon, greener economy.

The foreign affairs minister also raised the prospect of further collaboration with the West Indies Oil Company and Eagle LNG Partners for bunkering and servicing cruise
ships.

Haiti’s ongoing instability also came up for discussion.

Minister Geene highlighted the escalating danger of the situation in the north Caribbean nation which is now firmly in the grasp of warring, well-armed gangs, who are kidnapping and massacring residents and foreign officials with impunity.

“There is an urgency to reestablish the rule of law and security in the country so that the Haitian people can start living normally again,” he remarked.

Greene disclosed that during a recent meeting of CARICOM Foreign Ministers and US Under Secretary of State, Victoria Noland, the dispatch of a joint mission to Haiti to include
CARICOM, US and Canadian personnel was discussed with a view to initiating support for Haiti and ascertaining the situation on the ground with a view to making recommendations for follow-up action.

According to Greene, CARICOM preferred an independent mission given Haiti’s troubled history with foreign intervention.

Antigua and Barbuda has signaled its willingness to work along with its CARICOM partners to facilitate meaningful dialogue that would help bring peace and stability to Haiti.

SOURCE: Pointe Xpress

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The Antigua and Barbuda bad-talkers(upp desperate supporters) will not even read this article and Real News would never report on this.. Antigua not looking bad here so them bex

    • @Iman…the #Sound_Bites and optics from these pseudo Diplomatic Agreements, whether the Ruling Arm, of the Government is ABLP, UPP will do very little, to advance the Nation positively.

      Yes, yes, yes! The #trickle down dollars from the Tourism dollars which comes into the Nation eases the Hand_To_Mouth living for some but the vast majority, still live paycheck to paycheck.

      I would be inclined, to be more excited, as one who could give a rats ass about UPP, ABLP, DNA or any other political party, if the headline read…

      THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
      HONORS THE WTO RULING WITH ANTIGUA, BARBUDA & REDONDA.

      If, the American Congress don’t give a fuck about its minorities living in War Zones(ghetto/hood-in said USA, where a Civil War killing thousands of African Americans has being waging for decades, supporting the Gun Manufactures, the Alcohol and of course the Pharmaceutical Industries(opioids/fentanyl) reaping havoc, tell me where is the sustainability in these PSEUDO AGREEMENTS?

      Ras Smood aka Jumbee_Picknee
      De ‘ole Dutty Peg Foot Bastard
      Vere C. Edwards.

  2. Greene thanked the ambassador for her country’s assistance in countering Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

    Really? What happened to the Nigerians that flew into ANU on Air Antigua? They have disappeared?

    The return flight never happened. I hear most have moved on, headed to the USA.

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