Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Finland establishing closer ties with Caribbean states

Dr. Len Ishmael, Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), is visiting Finland hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 14-15 September. Len Ishmael from St. Lucia leads the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), formed by nine island states in the Eastern Caribbean. Established in 1981, the organisation has developed the cooperation between the member states so that the countries currently have a common Currency Union and central bank, close cooperation between the respective judicial systems, and strivings for closer political collaboration. As a representative of small island states, Director General Ishmael hopes assistance particularly for making provisions for climate change and alleviation of its consequences.

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland