NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Newly appointed Secretary-General (SG) of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Rodolfo Sabonge paid a virtual courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs Darren Henfield yesterday, at which time they discussed the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for the ACS, The Bahamas and the region, particularly as it relates to tourism and travel.
Sabonge and Henfield acknowledged the opportunities presented by the pandemic for the use of technology in the continuation of work and participation in international meetings by virtual means, which has saved governments on the cost of travel, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The minister congratulated Mr Sabonge on his appointment as the seventh secretary-general of the ACS and expressed his confidence that the SG will continue to strengthen the organization and its ties to CARICOM and the region,” read the statement.
“Minister Henfield thanked the SG for the support of the association in the aftermath of [Hurricane] Dorian and assured The Bahamas’ continued support of the ACS. He noted that The Bahamas continues to meet its obligations to the association despite the challenges of Dorian and the pandemic.”