Colombia to participate in upcoming Carifesta

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Colombian Ambassador, Martha Pinilla (left) presenting her credentials to Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque.

Colombia’s newly minted Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Martha Pinilla, has declared her country’s intention to take part in the Caribbean mega-festival of arts – CARIFESTA XIV.

According to a CARICOM release, the Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque extended the invitation to the Ambassador, as he received her credentials at the headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.

CARIFESTA XIV is scheduled to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from August 16 – 25.

The Secretary-General told Pinilla that CARIFESTA XIV is an “excellent opportunity” for Colombia and CARICOM to share their cultural experiences and noted that the significant presence of people of CARICOM origin in Colombia, presented ideal opportunities to strengthen relations…..

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