Issues relating to the advancement of relations between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Republic of Ghana are being discussed at a Meeting in Ghana this week.

A delegation led by Sir Louis Straker; Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister met with senior officials from the Government of Ghana for the 5th preparatory meeting towards the First Session of the SVG-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC).

At the Meeting at Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra, Ghana, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Saboto Caesar, presented on issues and Areas for Cooperation in Root Crop Production, Fisheries, Cocoa Technology, Breadfruit and Ackee.

The Minister explained that with St. Vincent and the Grenadines cementing itself as the bread basket of the Southern Caribbean there must be deepening of the diversification process.

He added that, “we must ensure that when it comes to food, SVG must be the country where you can get the supply of the widest variety of commodities”.

Meanwhile, Non-Resident Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the Republic of Ghana-Designate, Ellsworth John; and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sandy Peters-Phillips; presented on the ABCD Commission for the advancement of trading opportunities and people to people exchanges.

The delegation participated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding today between both states at the First Session of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines-Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation.

At the Session, opportunities for Tourism, Culture, Investment, Trade, Agriculture and Youth Development are being discussed.

The official visit to Ghana commenced on Monday February 10th and will end on Friday, 14 February, 2020.