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Message by Guyana Foreign Minister on CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary

Message by Guyana Foreign Minister on CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary
Guyana’s Foreign Minister the Hon. Hugh Todd

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation is pleased to extend greetings to all the people of the Caribbean Community on the occasion of CARICOM Day 2023. This year is of special significance as it marks the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which came into being with the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, in Trinidad and Tobago on 4 July 1973, by the leaders of Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

This milestone is a testament to the Region’s efforts at cementing a regional integration process by working together to ensure sustained economic and social development, coordinate economic and foreign policies, promote functional cooperation and enhance trade and economic relations with external states.

The theme for the Fiftieth Anniversary, “50 Years Strong- A Solid Foundation to Build On,” reflects the collective determination of our member states to build a stronger and more prosperous Caribbean for our people. It underscores our commitment to working together to overcome the obstacles that hinder progress and to seize the opportunities that lie ahead.