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Caricom explore the accepting of Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana as associate members

New York.- CARICOM is continuing to explore the possibility of accepting Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana as associate members, CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said last week to journalists.
According to LaRocque CARICOM was “in the process of understanding various constitutional arrangements to allow for a dialogue in the not-too-distant future.”

“It would be a pity if our people don’t have a focus on working together, not only for regional concerns like security but other bilateral matters,” LaRocque added during the accreditation ceremony of France’s new Ambassador to CARICOM, Michel Prom.

LaRocque also said he hoped France would consider resuming its non-borrowing membership of the Caribbean Development Bank, something he said would “further strengthen relations not only with France and its Departments, but also with CARICOM’s French Speaking Member State, Haiti.”

Source: Caribbean Journal

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