The Dumont D’urville, a vessel of the Armed Forces of the French West Indies made a call at Port Kingstown this morning bringing 20 tons of humanitarian supplies.
The supplies which were earmarked for the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross and the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) will be used to assist people who were severely affected by the disaster on December 24th.
The supplies were donated by Agencies in Martinique and France as well as the Vincentian Association in Barbados.
Speaking during this morning’s ceremony to receive the supplies, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Camilo Gonsalves said he is happy to see that friendly nations are continuing to assist St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the current time of need.
The Minister said these supplies will be very useful to the affected people in St Vincent and the Grenadines and he also outlined a list of the supplies which were brought by the ship.
Meanwhile, French Counsellor for Co-operation & Culture for the Caribbean Region, Jean-Luc Mure said they are pleased to be able to assist St Vincent and the Grenadines as the cooperation continues between both countries.
He said they will continue to build the areas of this cooperation.