Roseau, Dominica: Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay Constituency and Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Energy of the Commonwealth of Dominica – Vince Henderson represented the small island nation at the 26th Meeting of the Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR).
The COFCOR was held in Jamaica which concluded on May 17, 2023 (Wednesday).
Minister took to his official social media to express his gratitude and also shared a glimpse of the event. “Good morning to the wonderful people of the Grand Bay Constituency,” he wished the general public of his constituency.
While informing, he stated, “I am currently in Jamaica, where I attended the 26th Meeting of the Council of Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), following which CARICOM SG Dr Carla Barnett and Foreign Ministers from the CARICOM Member States, the Dominican Republic and Cuba met with the United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly at the Eleventh UK-Caribbean Forum.”
According to the update shared by the minister of Dominica, the topics discussed during COFCOR included: Trade in Goods and Services; Financing for Development; Climate Change and Environment; Immigration and Windrush; Food Security; Health; Education; the Situation in Haiti, and Security Cooperation.
Minister Vince Henderson was accompanied by other foreign ministers of the Caribbean country. All ministers were welcomed by the foreign minister of Jamaica – Kamina Johnson.
She also shared an update regarding the meeting and outlined, “I was honoured to assume the Chair of CARICOM’s Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) at the 26th Regular Meeting here in Kingston.”
Furthermore, she expressed pleasure in welcoming CARICOM SG and ministers from other regional countries. She mentioned, “I warmly welcomed Dr Carla Barnett and thanked outgoing Chair Chet Green for his leadership over the past year.”
“It is good for us to meet in person again as we strategize for engagements with global partners and on approaches to elevate the CARICOM voice on matters that concern us, such as Vulnerability, Financing for Development and energy and food security,” she concluded.