BARBADOS WANTS TO DEEPEN RELATIONS WITH FRANCE
Barbados is keen to deepen relations with France.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this assertion on Tuesday when France’s Ambassador to Barbados, Jacques Sturm, paid him a courtesy call at Parliament Buildings.
Mr. Stuart said both countries had a long diplomatic relationship, dating back to 1968. He stressed that France “has been a good partner” to Barbados, and noted that, for example, this island’s police and defence forces had benefited from that cooperation.
Prime Minister Stuart welcomed the move and said he looked forward to working closely with the territories.
He lauded Barbados’ tourism product, proffering the view that Barbados had done better than many others in the area of cultural tourism. In this regard, he disclosed that he had already visited a number of attractions on the island and stressed that it was important to be different from one’s competitors.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Stuart and Ambassador Sturm discussed the UNESCO World Heritage Property – Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison – and the training of multilingual guides for the area, among other things.