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CARICOM welcomes Nicaragua to the Community

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The Plenipotentiary Representative of Nicaragua to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Valdrack Ludwig Jaentschke, presents his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General, CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, July 2016 at the CARICOM Secretariat The Plenipotentiary Representative of Nicaragua to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Valdrack Ludwig Jaentschke, presents his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General, CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, July 2016 at the CARICOM Secretariat
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, July 2, 2016 - The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping has formally welcomed Nicaragua into its “family” urging it to work with the region in order to make a difference on the global stage.

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has emphasised that small states working together could make a difference.

He told the diplomat Friday that there was a need to work together in regional, hemispheric and international fora to ensure that the impediments to the development of small states would be addressed.

“In going forward, as we share experiences and encourage greater people to people exchanges, CARICOM and Nicaragua relations will grow from strength to strength,” LaRocque said as he welcomed Nicaragua to the “CARICOM family.”

Secretary-General LaRocque said that relations between the two sides had been conducted primarily in the context of groupings such as the Central American Integration System (SICA), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Organisation of American States (OAS).

Ambassador Jaentschke said that Nicaragua, which is chair of SICA for the next six months, had declared itself a Caribbean country through a constitutional amendment last September.

As the first representative of his country to CARICOM, he said he looked forward to furthering co-operation and collaboration during his tenure.