Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Trade Minister Chet Greene is pleased with the outcome of a CARICOM Council meeting for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) in Guyana, which concluded yesterday.
Greene, who chaired the two-day meeting, told the media that he was generally satisfied with the deliberations, and noted that the spirit of agreement, amongst the various representatives, led to the making of several important decisions.
This information was disclosed in a press release yesterday following the meeting.
According to the release, the minister highlighted the “maturity and sense of understanding” expressed by the more developed countries to the concerns of the less developed ones. “There was a shared commitment to the regional integration process as evidenced by the support to either protect, preserve or develop industries,” Greene said.
The press release stated that Greene believes that the delegations left the meeting fully satisfied that they have put forward a set of recommendations to the upcoming Heads of Government conference next month that will help move the integration process and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) forward.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)