KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, May 13 – This country will on Friday get an opportunity to discuss with Canada the visa restrictions Ottawa imposed on Vincentians last September.
Canada’s Minister of State of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for The Americas and Consular Affairs, Diane Ablonczy, pays an official visit to SVG.
The minister will be accompanied by Richard Hanley, high commissioner of Canada accredited to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and will meet with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves at 10:30 a.m. to discuss matters of bilateral interests to both countries.
Following this meeting, Ablonczy is slated to make an announcement concerning Canada’s financial support for new projects for the Regional Security System (RSS), totalling CAD$4.1 million.
The event is scheduled to take place at the E.T. Joshua Airport commencing at 11:45 a.m. Gonsalves, Minister of National Security and current Chairman of the OECS will be making brief remarks.
SVG has a long-standing bilateral relationship with Canada, based on trade and investment links, tourism, family and people-to-people ties.
Minister Ablonczy is expected to depart SVG at 1 p.m.