SKN Officials Prepare for Hosting of First Ever Caribbean Cooperation Forum in Dubai

A delegation of high ranking government officials will be representing St. Kitts and Nevis at the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Caribbean Cooperation forum which is set to take place in Dubai later this month.

Deputy Minister, Hon. Shawn Richards, Minister of Foreign Affairs for St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Tourism, Hon.Lindsay Grant, Director of Culture, Troy Mills, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Faron Lawrence, Minister of Culture on Nevis, Eric Evelyn, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Kaye Bass, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of International Trade, Jasmine Warner-Weeks and Ambassador Jonel Powell are expected to be in attendance at the
forum.

During the forum, specific focus will be placed on investment opportunities within the Caribbean region’s energy, infrastructure, agriculture, information technology and tourism sectors. It will also feature key areas where the UAE can invest and fill market gaps in Caribbean markets, addressing key economic challenges.

The first ever UAE- Caribbean Cooperation Forum which is scheduled to take place from November 24 to 26 was co-organised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and the UAE Ministry of Culture and knowledge development.

A total of 14 CARICOM countries will be participating in the event.

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