Above: Grenada (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
The governments of Grenada and Mexico have signed an agreement on bilateral development cooperation.
The agreement is the first of its kind between the countries since 1981, according to a statement from Grenada’s government.
The pact was signed on the sidelines of the CARICOM-Mexico summit in Merida, Mexico last week.
Grenada Foreign Minister Nickolas Steele and Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade signed the agreement, which was the “culmination of months of negotiations at the level of the respective foreign ministries,” according to the statement.
The agreement “makes provisions for financial cooperation, exchange of experts, exchanges of materials and equipment, human resource development and any other areas of cooperation to be decided upon by the two Governments through periodic review and consultations,” Grenada’s government said.
Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell attended the conference last week, leading a delegation that included Steele, Grenada Ambassador to CARICOM Patrick Antoine and Ronald Theodore of the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation.