New OECS Chair­man Prime Min­is­ter Allen Chas­tanet calls for Ex­ten­sive Func­tional Co­op­er­a­tion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

New Chair­man of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Min­is­ter Hon­ourable Allen M. Chas­tanet, has called for deeper eco­nomic in­te­gra­tion and more ex­ten­sive func­tional co­op­er­a­tion be­tween small is­land de­vel­op­ing states.

Saint Lu­cia's Prime Min­is­ter took over the chair­man­ship from Prime Min­is­ter of Saint Kitts and Ne­vis Hon­ourable Dr. Timothy Har­ris and will serve for one year.

Prime Min­is­ter Chas­tanet has noted that the OECS needs to “as­sert our­selves on the world stage” and added that the Re­vised Treaty of Bas­seterre must be im­ple­mented in a man­ner that is “strate­gic, in­no­va­tive and fear­less”.

As the cur­rent Chair­man of the OECS, Prime Min­is­ter Chas­tanet is com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing work on the eco­nomic union, fa­cil­i­tat­ing busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, and pro­mot­ing func­tional co­op­er­a­tion with par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion be­ing paid to jus­tice and se­cu­rity and cli­mate change.

Chair­man of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Prime Min­is­ter Allen M. Chas­tanet.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Saint Lucia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.