Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets Japan Ambassador Matsubara
Dominica: PM Roosevelt Skerrit meets Japan Ambassador Matsubara

Dominica: Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, met with the Ambassador of Japan to Dominica – Yutaka Matsubara, on October 14, 2022. The meeting between the leaders witnessed discussions about strengthening diplomatic ties between both countries.

“I welcomed Yutaka Matsubara, Ambassador of Japan to Dominica, for a courtesy call on Friday, October 14. We held cordial talks reaffirming the long-standing cooperation between our two countries and expressed hope for the further strengthening of ties,” stated PM Roosevelt Skerrit.

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Prime Minister Skerrit also expressed our gratitude for Japan’s support of Dominica, particularly in fisheries, agriculture and disaster management.

Earlier, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit attended the OECS Council of Ministers: Agriculture (COMA). The OECS Council of Ministers: Agriculture (COMA) Meeting wrapped up here over the weekend. Participants resolved to prioritize production to increase food security, food self-reliance and agricultural development across the sub-region.

Prime Minister shared his remarks, “I urged the Agriculture Ministers to push for measures to build capacity, increase productivity and improve markets and trade for the sustainable growth of our economies.”

Furthermore, he shared some highlights of the opening ceremony held on Friday at the State House Conference Centre.

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The Sixth Meeting of the OECS COMA convened in the Commonwealth of Dominica on the 14 and 15 October 2022 at the State House. The meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Fidel Grant, the Blue and Green Economy, Agriculture and National Food Security Minister, who assumed the Chair from Samantha Marshall, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda.

Several important agenda items, including the recently completed OECS Food and Agriculture Transformation (FAST) Strategy, were approved by the Council of Ministers.