SIDS conference held in Antigua, India expressed commitment to help

New Delhi. The fourth international conference on small island developing nations (SIDS) concluded on Thursday in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda.

May 30, 2024 - 22:45
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SIDS conference held in Antigua, India expressed commitment to help
SIDS conference held in Antigua, India expressed commitment to help

India was represented by Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Pawan Kapoor in this four-day conference held in the Caribbean country. During this, he reiterated India's commitment to help small island developing countries realize their developmental aspirations.

The objective of this conference organized on the theme 'Creating a path towards resilient prosperity' was to assess the ability of SIDS to achieve sustainable development including the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. Kapoor held meetings with the heads of state and ministers of the group on the sidelines of the conference and discussed the development of these countries from strengthening bilateral relations with India.

Kapoor paid a courtesy call on Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown, during which PM Brown appreciated India's cooperation in organizing the fourth SIDS conference in Antigua. Apart from the conference, Kapoor also met the Prime Ministers of Anguilla and Guyana.
The Indian High Commission in Guyana shared some pictures on the social media platform 'X' and wrote, "Further strengthening the India-Guyana partnership, Secretary (West) Pawan Kapoor made a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Guyana, Hon. Brigadier (Retd.) Mark Philip on the occasion of the 4th SIDS Conference in Antigua."

Along with this, Kapoor also met Anguilla's Premier Dr. Alice Webster, St. Kitts and Nevis' Foreign Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas, Guyana's Natural Resources Minister Vikram Bharat and CARICOM Secretary General Dr. Carla Bennett. Before the conference ended, Antigua's Foreign Minister Chet Green held a meeting with Kapoor, during which he expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by India during the Kovid epidemic.

Let us tell you that SIDS is a unique group of more than 50 members of UN member countries and UN regional commissions, who are facing unique social, economic and environmental challenges.

(Report. Shashwat Tiwari)

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