Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Business, Hon Nickolas Steele, met with his Qatari counterpart, Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, to discuss Grenada-Qatar cooperation, ahead of Prime Minister Mitchell’s official visit to the State of Qatar this year.
This renewed engagement between the parties gives life to Grenada-Qatar bilateral cooperation, which had starkly declined during the tenure of the previous administration.
The two foreign ministers discussed several areas of cooperation, including tourism and civil aviation, donor financing for infrastructural development projects, as well as a number of bilateral agreements to be signed, when the prime minister makes his official visit. Minister Steele wrapped up his successful three-day visit to Qatar on 27 April. He was accompanied by Alva Browne, Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Business, responsible for the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Minister Steele will next be in Merida, Mexico to attend two summits: the Mexico–CARICOM Summit on 29 April, and the Sixth Summit of Heads of State and/or Governments of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) , on 30 April. The ACS is the organisation for consultation, cooperation and concerted action in trade, transport, sustainable tourism and natural disasters in the Greater Caribbean.