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Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves succeeds Mia Mottley as the char of the Caribbean Community.
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves Friday assumed the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and convened a virtual meeting of member countries to work together for the progress of the region.
“Our CARICOM has chalked up impressive achievements in its four pillars of integration: functional cooperation, coordination of foreign policy, security collaboration, and economic integration, including Single Market trading arrangements. But the design of CARICOM itself highlights its possibilities and limitations, Gonsalves said.
"CARICOM was conceived and fashioned as a Community of independent, sovereign states entirely combined to pursue a series of objectives, measures, and tasks,” he explained.
At the handover ceremony, Gonsalves thanked CARICOM's outgoing President, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, for her work within the regional bloc.