Foreign Minister Nisbett heads to Tokyo for Janpan/CARICOM Meeting

Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) – The Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Patrice Nisbett will be among Caribbean Community (CARICOM) foreign ministers who will meet with their Japanese counterpart on Friday in Tokyo.

The meeting is aimed at strengthening the relations between the 15-member regional grouping and Japan.

According to a joint statement issued here on Monday, the November 15 meeting is a follow-up to the first Japan-CARICOM Summit held in July “and is expected to enhance collaboration on various global agenda, including environment issues and climate change.”

The statement said that CARICOM countries “frequently take a common position in the international arena and hold a certain presence in the international community. It is expected that they will deepen their understanding and support towards Japan’s position on various global issues through this conference.”

The statement said that it is expected that the relationship between Japan and the regional community bloc will be further strengthened through this conference on the occasion of Japan-CARICOM Friendship Year 2014.

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