The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has solidified relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is also forging closer ties with Qatar.
According to a statement from the government of Antigua and Barbuda issued here Saturday, Prime Minster Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda met with the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahya
Both leaders discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation, particularly in the cultural, investment and tourism fields.
During the meeting, which was also attended by Charles Fernandez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Immigration, Sheikh Nahyan highlighted the strong bonds between the UAE and the twin-island nation.
“The opening of the Antigua and Barbuda Embassy in Abu Dhabi – the first Caribbean embassy in the UAE – will further solidify the long-standing connection between the two countries,” Fernandez said.
The two nations are witnessing rapid growth in their relationship, with visits by high-level officials and several agreements currently taking place.
The statement revealed that Browne and members of his delegation are in the UAE for a high level investment forum, which includes presentations from Special Economic Envoy for Antigua and Barbuda, Robert De Niro; President of Arton Capital, Armand Arton; and Ambassador to the UAE Casroy James.