The Commonwealth of Dominica, under the leadership of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, established diplomatic relations with the Gabonese Republic. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade & Energy, Vince Henderson, signed a joint communique to establish diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The signing of the communique took place on March 14, 2023. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vince Henderson, visited the High Commission of the Republic of Gabon, located in London, United Kingdom.
During the signing ceremony, Minister Vince Henderson asserted his commitment to strengthening the relationship between the two countries. The minister interacted with his Gabonese Republic counterpart, Minister Immogault and assured him that the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries was a new beginning.
Additionally, he noted that this is an opportunity for the two countries to come together in mutual interest, including tourism promotion, investment, initiatives in the energy industry and building more sustainable environments. The Gabonese Republic is a country in Central Africa with a population of 2.3 million.
During the signing ceremony, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business, Trade and Industry shared that he is looking forward to signing a visa waiver agreement which will further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. On the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the two nations will sign the visa waiver agreement in September 2023.
The Gabonese Republic officially established a diplomatic relationship with one another in June 2022. Meanwhile, the minister of foreign affairs of the commonwealth of Dominica, Vince Henderson, shared some glimpses from this event and ceremony on his social media.
Minister Henderson shared a brief account of the ceremony on his Twitter account along with several images of the two leaders posing together and mid-ceremony. The minister expressed his excitement on the new development presented to him in the international relations of Dominica