ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, May 29, 2015 –GIS: Grenada is making moves to beef-up its representation in China.
Foreign Affairs Minister Honourable Clarice Modeste-Curwen held discussions with Chinese officials this week with a view to strengthening the country’s representation in China.
The visit, from the period May 25-27 2015, saw the minister also participating in the Shanghai launch of the Grenada Resort Complex Project and meeting with potential investors in the region.
Whilst in Beijing the Minister took the opportunity to meet with high-level Chinese Foreign Ministry officials, headed by Assistant Foreign Minister, His Excellency Qian Hongshan, and included Ambassador Ou Boqian, to discuss Grenada-China bilateral cooperation.
Some of the major issues discussed included the need to strengthen Grenada’s representation in Beijing for the greater benefit of both sides, review of the 10 years of bilateral cooperation between the two Governments, the upgrade of the Maurice Bishop International Airport and the United Nations Security Council Reform.
During her whirlwind visit, Minister Modeste-Curwen also paid courtesy calls on the Municipal Government officials of Shanghai and the Foreign Office of Hong Kong.
The Shanghai Municipal Government expressed an interest in limited cooperation with Grenada outside of the major initiatives with the central Government.
The Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Karl Hood, Mr. Adrian Joseph, Chief of Protocol and Consular Affairs, and Mr. Alva Browne, Foreign Service Officer, with responsibility for Asia and the Middle East.