Business engagement at top of Foreign Minister Brantley`s agenda in Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco – At an early morning business breakfast held during the Atlantic Dialogues in Morocco, Hon. Mark Brantley, Foreign Minister engaged with business leaders from across the Atlantic Basin.

The Foreign Minister, currently engaged in a flurry of meetings in Morocco, promoted areas for investments in the Federation. He identified renewable energy, tourism and travel and property development as areas that hold enormous potential. Minister Brantley underscored the fact that the Federation`s high levels of education and geographic proximity to key markets in the hemisphere made the Federation a strategic choice for taking advantage of investment opportunities in the Americas.

The corporate interaction also touched on the proliferation of plurilateral trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the implications for the global trading system. In intervening on what this reality means for Caribbean states, Minister Brantley broadened the conversation by noting that for St. Kitts and Nevis, trade in services was the chief concern. He indicated that since the Federation`s economy was service dominated that the Federation is repositioning itself to take advantage of investment flows that may result from such agreements.

The Minister was joined at the business breakfast by the Honourable Joaquim Levy, Minister of Finance of Brasil, Hendrik Descheemaeker, Managing Director at Deloitte, and Dr Allison Hinds, Senior Advisor at Chevron among others.

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