GEORGETOWN GUYANA MARCH 22: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Mexico have
signed an agreement identifying future areas of cooperation between the two sides, the CARICOM Secretariat said in a release.
The agreement was signed after the Fourth Meeting of the CARICOM-Mexico Joint
Commission, March 16-17, at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown.
The meeting agreed to reinforce collaboration during Phase 1V of the CARICOM-Mexico
Technical Cooperation Programme for the period 2006-2008 which will consist of seven priority areas. According to the release,
these include disaster management, tax policy, energy conservation, regional statistics, Spanish language training and technical
The delegations also ratified Phase 1V of the CARICOM-Mexico Technical Co-operation
Programme 2006-2008, which will be financed in accordance with the administrative and financial norms established in the Agreement
signed between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and CARICOM, with the collaboration of the Gov-ernment of Mexico.
The fifth Meeting of the Mexico-CARICOM Joint Commission would be held in Mexico
City in two years, the release added.