Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil Strengthen ties


Mar 2, 2024

KINGSTOWN, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 2nd March 2024……Antigua and Barbuda, and Brazil strengthened economic and diplomatic ties on Friday at 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) being held here.

The Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, and His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil took further steps to strengthen relations between the two nations through the signing of an Air Service Agreement.

The Agreement will pave the way for further economic cooperation between the two countries through trade and investment. 

President Lula also used the opportunity to announce that Brazil will reopen its Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda, solidifying a commitment to deepening relations between St. John’s and Brasília. The news of the reopening of the Brazilian Embassy was welcomed by Prime Minister Browne who mentioned that Antigua and Barbuda would be seeking to establish a presence in Brazil. 

Prime Minister Browne also used the occasion to request support for and extended an invitation to Brazil to attend the upcoming 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States to be held in Antigua and Barbuda from 27 to 30 May, 2024.

Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil Strengthen ties