DOMINICA: UN Ambassador resigns after establishing diplomatic relation with Syria

(Nature Isle News)
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has issued a statement on the ongoing saga where Dominica’s United Nations (UN) Ambassador Loreen Bannis-Roberts has signed on behalf of Dominica establishing diplomatic relations between Dominica and Syria.

Skerrit stated that after having discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senior Government officials and lawyers he immediately summoned a meeting with Bannis-Roberts at his office in person on March 17, 2022.


New York, SANA- Syria and the Commonwealth of Dominica signed on Monday an agreement on establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The signing ceremony of the agreement took place at the headquarters of Syria’s permanent delegation to the United Nations in New York.

The agreement was inked by Ambassador Bassam Sabbagh, Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, and Loreen Bannis-Roberts, Permanent Representative of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United Nations.

Ambassador Sabbagh stressed that the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries represents a prelude to establishing multifaceted bilateral communication, cooperation and coordination, in addition to exchanging support at international forums.

For her part, Ambassador Roberts hoped that all possible bilateral cooperation opportunities would be discovered and developed in various fields.

The agreement shows the two countries’ common desire to adhere to the universal ideals stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations regarding friendly relations between member states.

The agreement also expresses both sides keenness to adhere to the high standards stipulated in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the establishment of bilateral partnerships to achieve the goals of sustainable development 2030 and exchange experience for the benefit of the two countries.

It is noteworthy that the Commonwealth of Dominica gained independence from Britain in 1978 and became a member of the United Nations in the same year.

Rafah al-Allouni/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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  1. What in hades is going on here? Are we to understand that the Dominica ambassador did this on her own, and her Prime Minister fired her. What nonsense is this? It looks like a mikey mouse kind of stupidness. Somebody explain this, please.

  2. I lived in Dominica for a few years and know the Ambassador personally. If in fact she committed her country to diplomatic relations with Syria on her own volition without the knowledge of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister she was way out of order. I really do not understand how she could have done something like that. Doesn’t she know the rules and procedures for such things.

  3. Some “ambassador”!!!! Her ass needs to be kicked to the curb. She was totally out of order. How stupid can some people be. I’m really disgusted. It makes all of us look like dumb asses. Dominica is better than thank. I’m glad they got rid of her.

  4. That lady could not have signed off on such an important agreement without the knowledge of the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister. They ended up with dung on their faces and threw her off an LO SERIES MAGLEV. Reminder,this was the same Nation,DOMINICA, that was involve in the alleged Mehul Choksi matter.What has become of that?

  5. the prime minister knew, but to save face he pressured her to take the fall… she will still get her full salary and a next government job. time well tell

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