France commits to support for Antigua
BASSE-TERRE, Guadeloupe, Wednesday July 13, 2011 – France stands ready to support concrete strategic and focused development initiatives between Guadeloupe and Antigua and Barbuda.
That assurance was made to Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer during a courtesy call on Prefect of Guadeloupe, Jean Fabre, on Monday when representatives from both countries signed a cooperation agreement to share expertise and make joint approaches to secure development assistance.
Fabre said cooperation between Guadeloupe and Antigua and Barbuda could begin with healthcare, tourism and the agricultural sectors.
In expressing appreciation for the “warm welcome and the fact that Antigua and Barbuda has finally decided to embark upon this historic journey”, Prime Minister Spencer stressed the significance of the agreement and expressed his country’s desire to quickly operationalize the contents of the accord.
Ambassador Dr. Clarence Henry and Jean Tibilan have been designated to follow up on their discussions.