Minister Mark Brantley Engages with Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie in the margins of COFCOR



Nassau, Bahamas (May 7, 2018) –Exploiting the opportunity to dialogue with Canada to reiterate our national development agenda, the Hon. Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, met with the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie, in the margins of the Twenty-First COFCOR taking place in Nassau, Bahamas7-8 May 2018.

It was a frank, yet cordial engagement, which both Ministers appreciated.  St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister Brantley again expressed concern about Canada’s ‘de-personalising” of the relationship that has long existed between our peoples, referring to recent policy initiatives which adversely impact upon our citizenry.  Minister Brantley also used the occasion to thank Canada for its financial contribution to efforts to combat climate change and commended Canada for facilitating the presence of CARICOM’s participation in the G7 later this year.

The Foreign Minister extended an invitation to Minister Bibeau to visit the Federation in October this year in celebration of thirty-five years of Independence and thirty-five-year relationship with Canada.