CARICOM and Haiti have Limited Visa Waiver Agreement

St. Kitts and Nevis is among 10 CARICOM member states that have a visa waiver agreement with Haiti.

St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas said all CARICOM countries had given their commitment to allowing Haitian businessmen to move within the community freely without hindrance.

Dr. Douglas said those countries who have not yet signed the agreement were now expected to set a date to do so.

Barbados’ Foreign Minister, Maxine McClean signed the document, while Haiti’s Special Envoy to CARICOM, John Alexis signed on behalf of Port-au-Prince at the .just concluded 23rd Inter-Sessional Meeting in Suriname.

The move is expected to result in an increased trade and economic cooperation which could help rebuild the earthquake-ravaged country by growing its economy.

Speaking during the session, Suriname’s Foreign Minister, His Excellency Winston Lackin added that the visa waiver agreements was part of the effort to assist Haiti in its rebuilding efforts and to allow the free movement of diplomats and business executives who hold American or Schengen visas.

During the meeting CARICOM member states made a case for the continued support for Haiti through advocacy.

 

 


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