CASTRIES MAYOR CEL­E­BRATES AN­NIVER­SARY WITH FRENCH CARIBBEAN NEIGH­BOURS

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Mayor of Castries, His Wor­ship Peter­son D. Fran­cis has called for deeper col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Saint Lu­cia and Caribbean French ter­ri­to­ries.

Mayor Fran­cis has em­pha­sized the sig­nif­i­cance of stronger re­la­tion­ships based on shared val­ues of sin­cer­ity and in­clu­siv­ity, and the need to work to­gether to stim­u­late greater de­vel­op­ment and di­ver­sity.

Speak­ing at the 28th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of the As­so­ci­a­tion Ste Lu­cie/ Ter­ri­toires Fran­cais Des Ameriques (As­so­ci­a­tion of St. Lu­cia and French Ter­ri­to­ries of the Amer­i­cas) on Sun­day, the mayor ar­tic­u­lated the need to deepen bonds and strengthen part­ner­ships which can con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of Saint Lu­cia.

“I hope to­day will be in­spired by friend­ship, for friend­ship deep­ens bonds and strength­ens part­ner­ships. I hope to­day will high­light the role of de­vel­op­ment, for it is de­vel­op­ment which gives hope and cre­ates the en­ergy for progress. And I also hope to­day brings about the spirit of as­so­ci­a­tion, for it is the spirit of as­so­ci­a­tion which gives birth to new ideas, new vi­sions and new mis­sions,” he said.

Mayor Fran­cis con­tin­ued, “May you fa­cil­i­tate cul­tural, sport­ing and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­mote and en­cour­age im­proved liv­ing and so­cio-eco­nomic con­di­tions. On be­half of the City of Castries and the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia I ex­press grat­i­tude and con­grat­u­la­tory greet­ings to you all on the 28th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of your or­gan­i­sa­tion. I ex­pect that in the fu­ture we will see strength­ened as­so­ci­a­tion with more for­mal con­tri­bu­tions and al­lo­ca­tions based on your trans­parency, prin­ci­ples and pro­ce­dures”.

The 28th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of the As­so­ci­a­tion Ste Lu­cie/Ter­ri­toires Fran­cais Des Ameriques (As­so­ci­a­tion of St. Lu­cia and French Ter­ri­to­ries of the Amer­i­cas) took place at JJ's Par­adise Re­sort in Marigot.

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