Rhuggenaath meets General Secretary CARICOM
WILLEMSTAD - According to Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath yesterday was a historic day for Curacao.
More than six years after Curaçao presented itself as an associate member for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) organization, there was a meeting between Rhuggenaath and Secretary-General La Rocque of the organization in Curaçao.
And with that Curaçao has taken an important step to cooperate more with CARICOM. According to Rhuggenaath, cooperation with the regional partnership is important for the development of Curaçao.
CARICOM Heads of Government earlier this year mandated the Secretary-General to begin the process of negotiations with the Dutch Territories in order to better determine their expectations of Associate Membership, and what benefits the relationship could yield for the Community.
The Heads have also agreed to continue to examine the issue of an Enlargement Policy for CARICOM which currently has fifteen Full Members and five Associate Members.
The Secretary-General will also visit St. Maarten.