Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley (left) with Foreign Minister of Japan, Hon. Tarō Kōno.

NEW YORK – Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Mark Brantley and Foreign Minister of Japan, Hon. Tarō Kōno discussed issues of mutual interest on Sept. 25 during the 6th Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-Japan meeting as part of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The meeting presented an opportunity for CARICOM and Japan to discuss critical issues about the state of affairs in Asia and the implications for the Caribbean region.

Brantley provided brief closing remarks, during which he urged the Japanese delegation to advocate for the Caribbean in policy spaces that address issues of de-risking and correspondent banking and thanked the Japanese Government for its continued support to the development of the Caribbean Community.”

The CARICOM Foreign Ministers also sought Japan’s support in the advocacy of the development of disaster risk reduction framework as well as the adverse effects of climate change.

After the recently concluded first intergovernmental conference to begin negotiations on the international legally binding treatment, the ministers also discussed the sustainable use of marine resources.