(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended congratulations to Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, on his re-election to office on October 21, 2019.
In a congratulatory message to Mr Trudeau on behalf of the Community, Secretary-General LaRocque said Canada has been a long standing partner of CARICOM.
Member States have also enjoyed close and friendly bonds characterised by mutual respect, shared values and interest, and common understanding on a number of issues, he added.
Ambassador LaRocque noted political cooperation in the international arena and ministerial engagement between CARICOM and Canada during Mr Trudeau’s outgoing administration have further strengthened ties between them.
“The Community has also deeply appreciated the valuable assistance to our development programmes and the solidarity displayed by Canada following natural disasters in our Region,” the Secretary-General told the Canadian Prime Minister.
He added that CARICOM “looks forward to the continued goodwill, friendship, and cooperation” which characterise the “special relationship” between CARICOM and Canada.
He also welcomed Mr Trudeau to the Region during his continued tenure in office.