Canada will continue to work closely with St Lucia to increase its economic prosperity, and generally improve security and strengthen cooperation.
That assurance came during the week end from High Commissioner designate Richard Hanley when he presented his Letter of Introduction to Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony.
“Canada and St Lucia have a long-standing relationship. We have been good friends over the years. We have economic ties, family ties, academic exchanges and deep people to people engagement.”.
He said Canada continues to support projects in St. Lucia through the Canada Fund for local Initiatives such as the St Lucia Development Bank’s Youth Enterprise Equity Fund.
This project works towards training young entrepreneurs to understand the components of an accounting system.
While in St. Lucia, Commissioner Hanley also attended the graduation ceremony of the Regional Security System Supervisory Management Course, an initiative funded by the government of Canada to provide law enforcement officers with the skills and knowledge to function as efficient supervisors.
He said Canada will continue to work with St Lucia, toward securing a more prosperous hemisphere and improve upon the already harmonious relationship between the two countries.