The girl Excellency Cheryl E. Bazard, Ambassador to the Kingdom associated with Belgium and Mission to the European Union and Mr Antonio V. Butler Jr, Foreign Service Officer
At the conclusion of the Summit, the draft Declaration had been adopted. The Bahamas supported the use of the declaration to support upcoming resolutions and petitions to be presented at the Un and at the International Courtroom of Justice in January/February 2023. The following concern areas for the Government from the Bahamas were debated along with interventions at the Summit: EUROPEAN lists of Non- Supportive Jurisdiction for tax Purposes an Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT plus Tax Governance Matters), Business and Development Partnerships within the OACPS – Status of the Revised Georgetown Agreement and the Status of the New OACPS-EU Partnership Agreement and improving access to Climate Change funding for Small Island Building States (SIDS). Furthermore, The Bahamas held meetings with Tactical Partners regarding building resilience in relation to climate change, local security challenges, economic diversity, value chain development plus fostering investment and MSME competitiveness and trade among OACPS member states. The Organisation of African, Carribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) is a group of countries within Africa, the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific, created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The particular organisation’s main objectives are usually sustainable development and poverty reduction within its associate states and greater incorporation into the world’s economy. During the Peak, the Prime Minister of The Bahamas formally introduced Her Excellency Cheryl Bazard, Ambassador towards the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission to the European Union to representatives of fellow OACPS member states, European Union (EU) officials and to Heads of International and Regional Organisations such as The Commonwealth, CARICOM as well as the African Union. Her Excellency Cheryl E. Bazard, Ambassador to the Kingdom associated with Belgium and Mission to the European Union in her very first week in office took part in 10th Summit of The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Heads of State plus Government in Luanda, Angola from 6th-10th December, 2022. The Summit was held underneath the theme “3 Continents, a few Oceans, 1 Common Destiny: Building a Resilient and Environmentally friendly OACPS”. The delegation had been headed by The Honourable Philip E. Davis, Prime Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas who also acted within the capacity of Chair for your Caribbean region and was obviously a keynote speaker in the starting ceremony.