207 Years: Cel­e­brat­ing the Ar­gen­tine May Rev­o­lu­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On Thurs­day 25th May 2017 the Em­bassy of the Ar­gen­tine Repub­lic to Saint Lu­cia and the OECS hosted a thanks­giv­ing mass to com­mem­o­rate the 207th an­niver­sary of the Ar­gen­tine May Rev­o­lu­tion.

The event, held at the St Joseph the Worker Church in Gros Islet, and headed by Mr. Ni­colás Car­los Abad, act­ing Chargé d’Af­faires of the Ar­gen­tine Em­bassy, was hon­oured by the pres­ence of H.E. the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral, Dame Pear­lette Louisy, Heads of Diplo­matic Mis­sions and In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tions, Gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties, Ar­gen­tine cit­i­zens, and other dis­tin­guished guests.

Mr. Abad dur­ing his speech high­lighted the im­por­tance of this date to all Ar­gen­tineans, as it was on May 25th 1810 that the first au­ton­o­mous gov­ern­ment was es­tab­lished in Buenos Aires; this be­ing the be­gin­ning of a process which cul­mi­nated in a for­mal dec­la­ra­tion of in­de­pen­dence from Spain on July 9th 1816.

Mr. Abad noted the com­mon chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties that both Ar­gentina and Saint Lu­cia face as de­vel­op­ing coun­tries and re­gional neigh­bours. He also em­pha­sized the need to take full ad­van­tage of ex­ist­ing com­ple­men­tar­i­ties to en­hance trade, deepen tech­ni­cal co­op­er­a­tion, and ex­plore train­ing pro­grammes, among other ar­eas with much po­ten­tial for work­ing to­gether. With over three years since the es­tab­lish­ment of the Ar­gen­tine Em­bassy in Saint Lu­cia, Mr. Abad stressed com­mit­ment for the growth of the in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal part­ner­ship.

Mr. Ni­colás Car­los Abad, Chargé d’Af­faires a.i. of the Em­bassy of the Ar­gen­tine Repub­lic to Saint Lu­cia and the OECS.

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