Barbados’ and CARICOM’s presence in Kenya is being cemented with the official opening of the bloc’s first diplomatic office in Africa.
The office will serve as CARICOM’s platform in Africa with a mandate to develop beneficial relations with all countries on the African continent.
Among the team in attendance for the historic occasion were Barbados Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Dr The Most Honorable Jerome Walcott; Barbados High Commissioner to Kenya, Alex Mcdonald and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Raychelle Omamo.
Minister Walcott notes the commissioning of the diplomatic mission of Barbados on the African continent, is a testament of the island’s outreach to the motherland and cradle of civilization, where many of our ancestors were born.
He reinforced the point that the aim is to deepen engagement and cooperation with like-minded nations both bilaterally and multilaterally.