By Embassy of Mexico in St Lucia
MEXICO/GRENADA – The Embassy of the United Mexican States to the Eastern Caribbean States extended congratulations to the government and the people of Grenada on the celebration of its 47th Anniversary of Independence, conveyed continued success and wellbeing of the people of Grenada.
Since Mexico and Grenada established diplomatic ties in 1975, the two countries have embarked on a wide variety of cooperation projects, both on a bilateral and on the regional basis, through the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
During 2018, Mexico was honoured to be the main funder for the Construction of the parliamentary building; and during 2019-2020, both countries shared technical and scientific cooperation through seminars and courses offered by the Mexican government on diverse topics, such as trade statistics, ceremonial and protocol, national archives, crops resilience to climate change and rehabilitation, and disasters risk management. For example, in February, 2020, the government of Mexico invited a Grenadian expert to participate in the workshop “Disease Mitigation and In Vitro Propagation of Coconut Palm” oriented to strengthening the agriculture in the Caribbean countries, held in the city of Merida, Yucatan.
In the international sphere, Mexico and Grenada are united by the defence of multilateralism in the search for the solution of global problems. As an example, the Latin American and Caribbean countries have taken advantage of CELAC as a cooperation forum to face the COVID-19 pandemic.
Likewise, Mexico thanks the friendly country of Grenada for the support for its candidacies for international forums, especially the ones provided for Mexico to hold the CELAC Pro-Tempore Presidency in 2020 and 2021, to occupy a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2021-2022, and to the Mexican candidates to the International Criminal Court and to the CEDAW, among others.
On the occasion of this celebration, Mexico reiterates its firm commitment to continue strengthening our bonds, with the aim of enhancing cooperation towards the greater development and prosperity of this Caribbean nation and is confident that our relations, based on friendship and solidarity, will continue developing for the mutual benefit of both countries.