Foreign Minister Brantley leads delegation to Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Morocco

Dakhla, Morocco (March 18, 2016) – Hon. Mark A. G. Brantley is currently in Morocco to participate in the Crans Montana Forum held under the high patronage of H.M. The King Mohammed VI of Morocco. This event is in its second edition in Dakhla and organizes international cross-cutting dialogues that lead to the assessment of sustainable development projects. This year’s forum is dedicated to Africa, the Regional Cooperation and the Future of the South-South Cooperation. It is therefore an opportune time to pursue the Federation’s mandate of deeper South-South cooperation and exploring potential new partnerships within the African continent.

Minister Brantley is among a list of high level officials slated to present at the Forum. The Minister will present at the session: Without Energy Security, No Progress Nor Growth. The Minister will promote the Federation’s thrust for promoting renewable energy and making Nevis the greenest island on earth by 2017, while advocating for cooperation and investments in this sector. As a part of his agenda for this visit, the Foreign Minister will hold bilateral meetings with the officials of the Kingdom of Morocco to discuss deeper cooperation between the two states.

At what is anticipated to be a successful event for the advancement of the Federation’s foreign policy agenda, the Minister is accompanied by Mr. Mohamed Benchekroun-St. Kitts and Nevis’ Honorary Consul to Morocco, Ambassador David Doyle-Ambassador to UNESCO, Ms. Lorna Hunkins-Special Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Ms Asha DeSuza-Foreign Service Officer and Mr. Anselm Caines-Youth Delegate.

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