Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has welcomed H.E. Victoria Glynis Dean, new British High Commissioner to Dominica. While meeting with the High Commissioner, Prime Minister Skerrit highlighted the cordial relations between Dominica and Great Britain.
“The United Kingdom has been a steadfast partner in many areas of our development. We have several of our families and relatives resident in the United Kingdom, all of whom are making a positive contribution to the economic and social development of the United Kingdom.
Notwithstanding the fact that we have relations with the EU, the bilateral relations between the UK and Dominica have remained very active. We have cooperation in a number of areas but more particularly in the area of security. I have had the occasion to write to your Prime Minister thanking the Government of the UK for the assistance on the security front. Records will show that we have excellent cooperation in that area and also we have been able to do quite a bit in curbing the prevalence and presence of the trafficking of drugs throughout the Caribbean waters.”
The new British High Commissioner expressed her delight in being accredited to Dominica. She pledged her country’s continued support to strengthening, “important bilateral cooperation.”
With regards to the security sector Commissioner Dean says, “I think that is where we have some expertise and where perhaps it would be most useful. I think there is more to do so I suspect we will have to talk about this area of work over my four years here. I know that we all want to continue that support but, again, really making sure that it is targeted to your needs.”
H.E. Victoria Glynis Dean presented her credential to H.E. Charles A Savarin, President of Dominica on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at a short ceremony at the President’s Office.