Barbados to follow new Foreign policy to rectify post-COVID-19 impacts

Barbados to follow a new Foreign policy to rectify post-COVID-19 impacts.

Barbados to follow a new Foreign policy to rectify post-COVID-19 impacts.
Barbados to follow a new Foreign policy to rectify post-COVID-19 impacts.

Barbados:  The government of Barbados has no current plans to issue a Vaccine Passport for travelers. On the other hand, Barbados to follow a new Foreign policy to rectify post-COVID-19 impacts.

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade-Chair of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on the global pandemic, Dr. Jerome Walcott, says administrators are in initial discussions about how such a plan would work in a press briefing held on Saturday March 13, 2021.

As the few places of the world have already implemented the vaccine passport or green passport for the people, it emphasized issuing this scheme in Barbados too. But, the administration is focused on vaccinating people and safeguarding from contagious coronavirus, sources revealed.

However, there are modifications in Foreign policy and trade strategy. The new approaches and strategies include as follows:

The opening of new strategic missions, including in Ghana, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates. The Kenya mission, a joint CARICOM mission, will be authorized to the United Nations office in Kenya and other East African nations.

Barbados will be expanding its relationships with traditional associates such as the other CARICOM Member States, the US, and Europe. There will be a focus as well on strengthening closer relationships with non-traditional allies in the EU.

South-South alliance will continue to be a priority for Barbados as it develops relationships with newer partners such as China and nations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Barbados’ government will also extend a Latin America strategy and leverage its ‘Panama Embassy.’

Moreover, Barbados will continue to elevate the principles of multilateralism, diplomacy, and harmony. It will work with all interested partners, particularly on issues of broad development significance to the island and region, such as climate change, debt, and the advancement of a multidimensional vulnerability index for resolving eligibility for concessional support and other development assistance.

Central Bank of Barbados Review of the Barbados Economy for 2020 disclosed that there is an 18% contraction in Barbados’s economy due to decline rates in the tourism sector because of Coronavirus.

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