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CARICOM Chairman encourages closer relationship with Africa

CARICOM chairman Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging the 15-member grouping to maintain the momentum of fostering closer relationship with Africa, as the region prepares to observe the inaugural Africa-CARICOM Day on September 7.

Mr. Skerrit speaking in Guyana, says CARICOM continues to prioritize efforts to build on deep historic and cultural ties with sister African nations.

The Dominican leader added that CARICOM is keen to identify new avenues for partnership and collaboration and advance existing initiatives to expand trade and commercial relations between the two regions.

The decision to observe Africa-CARICOM Day was taken during the inaugural summit of African and Caribbean leaders on September 7, 2021 that signaled an ongoing commitment to strengthen relationships between the two regions.

Mr. Skerrit also called on the region to host meaningful activities to mark Africa-CARICOM Day and encouraged Caribbean people to embrace the spirit of Africa-CARICOM Day as the Community seeks to deepen cooperation with Africa.

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