Barbados: Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley notified that member countries of the Regional Security System (RSS) have agreed to sign a protocol to the treaty that established the RSS for the accession of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
This announcement has been made amid PM Mottley’s visit to inter-sessional in Belize. All the attendees signed this agreement on the first day of the meeting.
While announcing the above, Prime Minister Mottley stated, “Member countries of the Regional Security System (RSS) have agreed to sign a protocol to the treaty that established the RSS for the accession of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. While at the Inter-sessional in Belize, all of the Heads of Government of member states who were present signed the protocol.”
“Once the Heads of the remaining members sign the protocol, Guyana will be able to join the RSS. This is another example of regional cooperation and integration in action,” she further stated.
The diplomatic ties between Barbados and the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana are historical. From Bridgetown, the former maintains non-resident diplomatic representation, and Guyana earlier had appointed a High Commissioner to Barbados its first resident Consul-General – Michael Brotherson, to Bridgetown in January 2012.
Both nations commenced their diplomatic relations when both were the part of British Empire.
In February 2022, Barbadian President Dr Irfaan Ali welcomed the Prime Minister of Barbados – Mia Mottley. The meeting between president Ali and PM Mottley and her delegation was conducted during a working dinner.
During the meet, he praised the regional integration commitments and said that “Guyana strongly trusts in improving commitment to regional integration.” He also underlined Guyana’s commitment to collaborate with the Barbados government in the context of regional integration.