Above: Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne with new Special Economic Envoy Armand Arton
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Antigua and Barbuda has named investor Armand Arton the country’s newest special economic envoy.
Arton will serve as the twin-island country’s special economic envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Arton is the latest appointee to the role, which has also been bestowed upon Robert De Niro and Martin Franklin in recent months.
“I am delighted to announce that Armand Arton will act as a Special Economic Envoy for our country,” Browne said. “My government feels that Mr. Arton’s knowledge and expertise in the field of Economic Citizenship will be beneficial in helping us to achieve our vision of positioning Antigua and Barbuda as a best practice model for citizenship and residency programmes in the Gulf Cooperation Council region and beyond.”
Arton’s role is to attract foreign direct investment to the country by advocating for its Citizenship by Investment programme, the government said.
“Promoting global citizenship as a way of life comes with certain responsibilities,” Arton said. “It is our obligation to advocate transparency and to nurture best industry practices so that global citizen programmes can play their primary role in the modern economy – serve as a means for sustainable development and strengthening multicultural dialogue.”