Written by CBC NEWS Monday, 21 May 2012 12:50
Barbados is among the Caricom states expected to benefit from Mexico's success in a number of critical educational development areas.
This after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Mexican agency of International Cooperation for Development, and Caricom, in the area of higher education.
Caricom Secretary General, Erwin Larocque initialed the document on behalf of the Caribbean body with Mexico’s foreign minister Patricia Espinosa.
Barbados Foreign Minister Senator Maxine McClean says some of the critical areas of cooperation in education include biotechnology, health, engineering, environment, nanotechnology, tourism, natural disasters, trade and energy.
Ms McClean made the disclosure at the end of a meeting of Caricom and Mexico foreign ministers at the Hilton hotel, ahead of the second Caricom Mexico summit.
She also disclosed that a mechanism has been built into the agreement to address concerns about the need to follow up on opportunities presented from the Memorandum of Understanding.
The Foreign Affairs Minister told reporters Caricom and Mexico also signed a memorandum focusing on rebuilding Haiti.
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