During the courtesy call with the Ambassador at the Ministry’s Culloden Road location, Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Husbands said she looked forward to a robust and engaging connection with him. Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of State in International Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands, presents a gift in order to French Ambassador, Francis Etienne, at their courtesy contact today. (Photo credit: Ersus. Forde-Craigg/BGIS) Source: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/blog/minister-husbands-meets-with-french-envoy/ Minister of State in International Trade and Business, Sandra Husbands, today met with all the new non-resident French Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Francis Etienne, to discuss opportunities meant for deepening existing ties in between Barbados and France. Mister. Etienne who was accompanied by his wife, Jane, noted which he was keen on cooperating in regards to gender policy, especially the ones that would enable empowering plus uplifting women. Mr. Etienne, who is based in St . Lucia, presented their credentials to the President of Barbados, Her Excellency The Most Honourable, Dame Sandra Builder, on Friday, November eleven. Ambassador Incredible and Plenipotentiary Etienne concurred that he too looked forward to a strong engagement with Barbados, and conveyed that in his assigned three-year posting to the island as a diplomat, he hopes to help foster greater assistance not only between France, but also Martinique and Guadeloupe along with Barbados. Author: Sheena Forde-Craigg/BGIS She stressed that any kind of prospects of assistance or even opportunities that could be afforded in order to Barbados would be greatly valued. Barbados established diplomatic relations with France in 1968. Also existing at the courtesy call had been Permanent Secretary, Simone Rudder; Senior Foreign Service Officer, Euclid Goodman; Foreign Services Officer, Darren Carter and Honorary Consul for Italy in Barbados, Captain Add Chee-A-Tow. The two officials discussed a wide-ranging set of topics including: continuing training and exchanges between armed forces, as well as vocabulary training; trade, increasing connectivity; black/grey listing; climate alter and renewable energy.