Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Brazil has a new ambassador to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.
Ambassador Sergio Couri presented his credentials to OECS Director General Didacus Jules on Sunday.
Couri said his country planned to explore new methods to strengthen cooperation with the region, including the establishment of a joint cooperation agreement with the six independent member states of the OECS.
The primary objective of that agreement would be “the enhancement of the productive capacity and output of the countries of the OECS region,” according to an OECS statement.
Brazil first signed a technical cooperation agreement with the OECS in 2006, which included help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the region.
“Brazil has been a most reliable and generous partner and has provided assistance beyond the scope of its commitments under the Agreement,” Jules said.