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Bahamas Foreign Affairs Remains Committed to Strengthening Diplomatic Relations

NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Brent Symonette told members of the Diplomatic and Honorary Consular Corp that the ministry remains committed to continue enhancing ties of mutual benefit in the New Year.

He was addressing the Honorary Consular Corp Annual Christmas Luncheon held Wednesday, December 10, at the Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino on Cable Beach.

Hon. Brent Symonette

The end-of-year tradition adds to the cheer at this time between The Bahamas and countries the diplomats represent. It also provides an avenue to review and renew the basis of those relationships and for the minister to give an update on developments within the ministry.

Mr. Symonette welcomed the newest members of the Honorary Consular Corp, from Sierra Leone, Japan, Switzerland, Norway and San Marino.

He also announced that all oversees missions have been filled, in keeping with The Bahamas’ vision for and commitment to its participation with the international community.

They include:
Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Paul Farquharson
High Commissioner to Canada His Excellency Michael Smith
Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Her Excellency Elma Campbell
Consul General in New York Carl Smith
Consul General in Miami Gladys Johnson-Sands
Ambassador-Designate to Cuba His Excellency Vernon Burrows
Ambassador to Haiti and non-resident Ambassador to the Dominican Republic His Excellency Davy Rolle.

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