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OECS leaders welcome new BVI Premier at Guadeloupe meeting

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Premier Andrew Fahie (l) talks with 4th Vice President of the Guadeloupe Regional Council Diana Perran and Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne (r)

FORT DE FRANCE, Guadeloupe, Mar. 14, CMC – The newly appointed Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Andrew Fahie, was on Thursday welcomed by leaders from the subregional grouping – the organisaiton of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), during his first official overseas engagement following the February 25 general election.

Fahie is in Guadeloupe for a two-day meeting of the Heads of Government of the OECS, where Guadeloupe will be formally inducted as an associate member of the grouping.’

The new Premier who met with the leaders on Thursday morning, was congratulated individually by all the leaders for the victory of the Virgin Islands Party.

During the OECS meeting that opens late Thursday, Fahie is scheduled to speak alongside current Chairman Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The BVI delegation is looking forward to the deliberations at the meeting over the next two days, as we explore areas for close collaboration among the various territories,” Fahie said ahead of the meeting.

“It is the view of my government that we have to deepen collaboration with all the nations and islands in the Caribbean because we are clear that we have shared destinies, and that by working closer together we can bring greater benefits to our respective peoples,” the Premier said.

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