Caricom must rely on resource persons as it shapes new five-year strategic plan
Caricom Secretary-Gen-eral Irwin LaRocque said that in seeking to prioritise Caircom’s foreign policy agenda it is necessary to rely on the knowledge and experience of resource persons in foreign policy practice, among others areas as the region pursues the promotion and protection of its interests in a changing global environment.
In his speech at the 17th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), La Rocque said the new chair of the council should seek advice from persons in foreign policy practice, academia and economics as there has been major transformations in the balance of power on the international scene, according to a Communique from the Caricom Secretariat. Guyana, under the leadership of Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has assumed the COFCOF chairmanship.
LaRocque said the community has taken into account the narrowing of interests of its traditional partners in their relations with Caricom and the new layers of complexity that render efforts at coordination of foreign policy challenging but even more necessary. “…There is now a multiplicity of centres of power and influence,” he said, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.