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(SNO) — Fifteen Saint Lucians will benefit from scholarships courtesy of the government of Indian this financial year, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced.
Last Thursday, the prime minister welcomed the new non-resident Indian High Commissioner to Saint Lucia, Mahender Singh Kanyal.
He said the two met and discussed a range of issues of mutual interest including providing assistance with improving the island’s healthcare services.
“Over the years, Saint Lucia has benefited and continues to benefit from training and scholarship programmes offered by the Government of India,” the prime minister said on his Facebook page. “The Indian Government has allocated 15 scholarship slots for Saint Lucians for the financial year 2018/2019.”
Chastanet wished the new ambassador well in his duties.
“My sincerest gratitude to the Government and people of India for their continued friendship and I wish His Excellency much success in carrying out his duties,” he stated.
Saint Lucia and India established diplomatic relations in 1982 during Saint Lucia’s nascent years as an independent State.
The two countries have since enjoyed cordial relations and have maintained active interaction in the United Nations and CARICOM.