1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States

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The Collectivity of Saint Martin made the trip last week to Cuba, on the occasion of the 1st Cooperation Conference of the ACS and at the 22nd Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the ACS.

Represented by Territorial Councilor Louis Fleming, in charge of Cooperation, the Collectivity of Saint Martin participated in the 1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC), last Wednesday, in Havana, Cuba. The community also took part in the 22nd Ordinary Meeting of the ACS Ministerial Council, Friday March 10.

The effective membership of the community of Saint-Martin as an associate member of the ACS, during the 7th ACS Heads of State Summit in June 2016 in Havana, marked a decisive step in external action. and the cooperation strategy of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin. Indeed, our Collectivity has resolutely placed regional integration at the heart of its development strategy and wishes to make its contribution to the construction and strengthening of the Greater Caribbean.

Aware of its crucial role in this process, the AEC entered the 23rd year of its creation with a new dynamic and the stated desire to strengthen and broaden relations with its members and their partners. In addition, the AEC interacts with various organizations and social actors in the original fields of Transport, Sustainable Tourism and Commerce, to which have been added those of Disaster Risk Reduction and the fight against the effects of change climate change, which testify to the importance given by our governments to phenomena having negative impacts on the Caribbean.

This first Cooperation Conference was a real opportunity for French Ultramarins who put their skills to the test in areas such as regional transport and the fight against climate change. The community of Saint-Martin is all the more in this dynamic that its central position within the West Indian Arc places it very close to the Caribbean-Atlantic-Pacific maritime route.

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