BARBADOS – High-level representatives of Barbados and the United States on Friday, May 11 reviewed national and regional law enforcement and security issues and reaffirmed their commitment to continued cooperation in this area in the immediate future.
This mutual position was taken when United States Ambassador Mary Martin Ourisman made a morning courtesy call on Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs Dale Marshall.
During their review of matters of national and regional concern, Mr. Marshall, highlighted the “successful security measures” implemented during the recent Cricket World Cup 2007 matches held in Barbados and other CARICOM countries.
Lauding the overall “input of international cooperation from valued partners” into the exercise, he thanked the U.S. specifically for “their valuable input” in terms of the regional security activities related to the tournament.
Ambassador Ourisman joined the Attorney-General in recognizing the “history of good relations” between their countries over the years and informed him of “upcoming US initiatives relating to cooperation at the regional level including Barbados”.
They agreed to follow up issues raised during the meeting, and pledged to maintain regular contact on matters of mutual interest.