Gonsalves Invited To Japan For Discussions With PM Abe

Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves will pay an official visit to Japan from 3rd August, hosted by the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Gonsalves who will arrive on the 5th said the government of Japan asked that the meeting be held.

“ I went over the program on Monday morning, the final aspects of it with the Japanese ambassador”.

Gonsalves said the delegation would be a small one and includes Edmond Jackson Budget Director and wife Eloise Gonsalves.

Prime Minister Gonsalves told the media that Japan is the third largest economy in the world.

He said there are 198 countries in the United Nations and SVG is one of the smallest, such request he said is an honour for the nation.

“ This is part and parcel of building not just a profile but to make sure that we develop our CARICOM- OECS relations with Japan, along with our bilateral relations making them stronger”.

The Prime Minister will leave Japan on 9th August.

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  1. Here are my concerns and issues:
    1. What is the main/primary agenda here?;
    2. What are the exact specifics that are going to be discussed?;
    3. How much monies /funds that are going to be borrowed from the Japanese?;
    4. why are you taking the Budget Director?;
    5. Is this an election money pit?;
    6. Are you going to sell more of our precious resources and or lands to the Japanese?;
    7. Is their an agenda that is not known to the public?;
    8. The European union may not exist in 10 to 15 years but the the pipe dream of the OECS and Caricom continues.;
    9. What are the Japanese going to request from us in return? Goodwill?;
    10. Why did Ralph and the UlP name the Leeward Highway after Nelson Mandela? Ask the Japanese views on that issue?;
    11. Does Apartheid exist in the Grenadines? Why are they selling and selling precious lands to put our people in bondage?; and
    12. The train is going to stop someday. It cannot continue on the same course forever.
    Ricardo Francis, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in Waiting and in the Making

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