Minister of State in Foreign Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands, in discussion with Argentina’s Ambassador to Barbados, Ciro Luciano Ciliberto Infante, during their meeting on Monday. (Photo credit: S. Forde-Craigg/BGIS)
Barbados and Argentina will seek to enhance their 54 years of diplomatic ties as they build upon their existing friendly and cooperative relationship.
This was the main focus of discussion when Minister of State in Foreign Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands, sat down to a courtesy call with Ambassador of Argentina to Barbados, Ciro Luciano Ciliberto Infante on Monday, November 14, at the Ministry’s Culloden Road headquarters.
The two officials agreed that there were ways to renew and enhance the longstanding relationship.
Minister Husbands welcomed Ambassador Infante and extended best wishes for a successful tour of duty. She also expressed thanks for the assistance provided by Argentina over the years, particularly in the area of language training and with bringing recognition to our local artistes.
While acknowledging that Argentina had found a creative way of engaging with Barbados and its public, Ms. Husbands said she looked forward to more of that type of interaction.
Ambassador Infante, in responding, stated it was a pleasure to be here and that he looked forward to a fruitful and engaging tenure as Ambassador to Barbados.
He also discussed with Minister Husbands issues related to an air services agreement, food security, agro-processing, art exchanges and climate change.
Also present at the meeting were Permanent Secretary, Simone Rudder; Senior Foreign Service Officer, Euclid Goodman; Foreign Service Officer, Deniece Sandiford and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Barbados, Angel Dalmazzo.
Barbados and Argentina established diplomatic relations on August 16, 1968.
Author: Sheena Forde-Craigg/BGIS