Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2021. 3:32 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Amalia Mai participated in the first Belize-Canada bilateral consultation.
The Government of Canada was represented by Sylvia Cesaratto, Director General for Central America and the Caribbean at Global Affairs Canada.
Also present was the High Commissioner of Canada to Belize, Rita Rudaitis-Renaud.
Mai and Director-General Cesaratto exchanged views on the domestic and foreign policy priorities of their countries.
The discussions focused on issues of the bilateral agenda including the COVID-19 pandemic, cooperation in the justice sector, a seasonal worker program, educational opportunities for Belizeans and gender issues.
Additionally, they discussed enhancing cooperation on multilateral and regional issues including climate change, financing for development and migration. Belize agreed to support Canada’s initiative against the use of arbitrary detention in state-to-state relations.
Belize and Canada will be celebrating 40 years of bilateral relations in November 2021.
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