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Yearbook 2019

Antigua and Barbuda. In July, Antigua and Barbuda formed closer ties with the Dominican Republic, which this month opened an embassy in the capital Saint John's in Antigua. The foreign ministers of both countries highlighted everything that the island states have in common, and pointed out the recurring natural disasters in the region as a special priority area of ​​cooperation. According to CountryAAH, the government of Antigua and Barbuda also hopes to benefit from Dominican Republic's knowledge when training the country for new diplomats.

2019 Antigua and Barbuda

In September, it was announced that the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund, funded by the United Arab Emirates, will contribute to a new facility to supply Barbuda with electricity. Other contributors are the Caribbean cooperation organization Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and New Zealand. In 2017, 95% of the Barbuda settlement was destroyed by the tropical cyclone Irma and the entire population was forced to leave the island.

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