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Tuesday, May 16, 2006 

May 16th 2006

Spain is planning to put a new mission in Trinidad to service Grenada and other Caribbean countries more efficiently.
This was one of the decisions taken at the just concluded Spain Caricom summit which was held in Spain.
Foreign Affairs Minister Elvin Nimrod says Spain is interested in playing a greater role in Caribbean affairs especially in investment and tourism.
From Spain, the Foreign Affairs Minister went to Austria for the European Union-Latin America and Caribbean forum.

He says the EU has promised to increase its support for the region.Disaster preparedness and mitigation are two of its target areas.

The EU has also promised to assist Haiti, and commended Caricom for taking the initiative to re-introduce the country into its fold.
Minister Nimrod also attended an OPEC meeting, and requested debt forgiveness for Grenada for two small loans.
Assistance was also sought in the form of a grant to help with the country’s reconstruction efforts.
Minister Nimrod says OPEC has promised to consider the requests, and will soon give a reply.


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