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Antigua and Barbuda has recently established diplomatic ties with another African country – the Republic of Benin.
The formal ceremony took place on Thursday, 12th December, at the Antigua and Barbuda Mission to the United Nations in New York, where the Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Walton Webson, and his Beninese counterpart, Ambassador Marc Hermanne Araba, signed a communique expressing their mutual desire to deepen cooperation in various areas.
During the discussions, the two Ambassadors exchanged their views on numerous matters, and the Antigua and Barbuda diplomat expressed his commitment to exploring available opportunities for the two countries to benefit from their newly found ties.
It is noteworthy that a significant portion of Benin’s population occupies the coastal areas of the country, making it relatively easy to relate to some of the unique challenges faced by an island nation like Antigua and Barbuda.
The Government of Antigua and Barbuda is continually seeking mutually beneficial avenues to strengthen and maximize the historical ties between the twin island nation and other countries across the African continent.