In line with the decision made during the inaugural Africa-CARICOM Summit on September 7, 2021, to establish an annual observance signifying an enduring commitment to strengthening relationships, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will commemorate Africa-CARICOM Day on Thursday, September 7, 2023.
Since the Summit, there has been a notable acceleration of initiatives aimed at bolstering cooperation between Africa and CARICOM in key strategic areas.
The Chairman of CARICOM, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, has urged the Community to sustain the momentum in nurturing the Region’s increasingly vital and rapidly evolving relationship with Africa and the African Union (AU). He has called upon both the Caribbean Community and the AU to organize meaningful activities to mark Africa-CARICOM Day.
“As CARICOM, we continue to prioritize efforts to strengthen our deep historical and cultural bonds with our sister African nations. We are eager to explore new avenues for partnership and collaboration while advancing existing initiatives to enhance trade and commercial relations between our two regions,” remarked the Chairman.
He encouraged the people of the Region to embrace the spirit of Africa-CARICOM Day as the Community strives to deepen cooperation with Africa.
The Lady B Bless Humanitarian Foundation, which extends its mission to both Africa and the Caribbean, welcomes the news that September 7th has now become Africa-CARICOM Day.
This marks an important step towards bridging the gap between Africa and the Caribbean, fostering stronger ties, and advancing shared goals.