Castries, Saint Lucia: Philip J. Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, informed through his social media account that yesterday, he met with the Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and discussed plans to strengthen the relationship between both countries for the benefit of the people of Saint Lucia.
He has participated in the 78th edition of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Session began on September 18, 2023, and will continue until September 26, 2023.
During the meeting, the attendees reviewed the current state of bilateral relations and discussed potential ways to enhance and develop them.
PM J. Pierre discussed the threats of climate change on Saint Lucia and other Caribbean states. He discussed severe strategies to tackle the effects of Climate change and make the island safe to live in.
He mentioned that Saint Lucia, along with Small Island Developing States (SIDS), faces life-threatening situations due to climate change, and it’s essential to launch an alternative as soon as possible.
Additionally, they exchanged views on the latest developments of key international issues and focused on strengthening bilateral and multilateral collaborations.
Among the attendees were Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America, and Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasil, the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the United Nations.
During a high-level general debate, he emphasized the urgent need for the world’s biggest carbon emitters to uphold their commitments on financing for loss and damage, debt forgiveness policies, and better policies that would enable SIDS to transition towards climate change-resilient development.