Ambassador of Grenada Meets with the Representatives of the Moscow Export Center

Moscow, Nov. 25, 2019 – Meeting held at the headquarters of the Moscow Export Center between H.E. Mr. Oleg Firer, Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinarily of Grenada and the representatives of the Export Center.

The meeting participants discussed trade opportunities and cooperation between Moscow and Grenada.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Embassy of Grenada, the Moscow City Duma and the Moscow Export Center.

Business Russia hosted a meeting with Chief Medical Officer of Grenada, Dr. Mitchell

During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for joint cooperation between Russia and Grenada in the field of medications

On November 15, in the office of Business Russia, a meeting was held with the Chief Medical Officer of Grenada, Dr. George Mitchell. The event was attended by the Ambassador of Grenada to Russia Mr. Oleg Firer, Director for Health Economics of the R-Pharm Group of Companies Alexander Bykov and Director of the International Cooperation Department Anton Slinchenko.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for joint cooperation between Russia and Grenada in the field of providing the Caribbean market with medicines, unleashing the potential of this region for Russian pharmaceutical manufacturers. In particular, the Chief Medical Officer of Grenada in his speech noted that despite the small population of the island itself, Grenada trades duty-free with all the countries of the Eastern Caribbean, and this is a significant market. In addition, there is not a single pharmaceutical manufacturer in Grenada; all medicines are imported, always having an instruction in English.

“In order to start our cooperation, it is necessary to obtain a certificate on key diseases of the region, a list of medicines circulated in the territory of Grenada, as well as information on mechanisms for entering the local market,” said Alexander Bykov. According to him, thanks to the new Pharma 2030 strategy, Russian pharmaceutical companies have a good chance to start exporting medicines with state support and the Caribbean market is of particular interest.

Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health of Grenada Presented at the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

Theme of the conference “Harmonization and Approaches to Pharmaceutical Development” brought together medical professionals from around the world

MOSCOW, November 18, 2019 – Dr. George Mitchell, Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health of Grenada participated as industry speaker at the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference “Pharmaceutical Development 2019” at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) on November 14, 2019. Dr. Mitchell presented opportunities in Grenada and OECS, including market size, registration and procurement of medicines in the region. 

Key topics of the conference included:

  • International practice of pharmaceutical development
  • Cooperation of scientific and educational institutions with industrial enterprises. 
  • Interaction and harmonization of good practices
  • Pharmacognosy and plant metabolomics in the development of natural origin drugs
  • Preclinical and clinical studies. Metabolic analysis and personalized medicine. GCP practice
  • Pharmaconutriciology: from theory to practice
  • Modern analytics in scientific research and conformity assessment in the pharmaceutical and food fields

The conference is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Shared Research and Educational Centre of RUDN University creation.

The Shared Research and Educational Center, as a leading research department of RUDN University, has ten years of development experience in a wide area of scientific activity from the creation of modern medicines to metabolic research, the development and application of a modern analytical base, a comprehensive study of natural, man-made and anthropogenic processes in plant objects of the environment. This allows to obtain scientific knowledge about the effects of climate, component composition, the potential of biologically active compounds for the development of new drugs, dietary supplements, food, the creation of methods and systems for assessing quality, including identification and determination of the geographical origin of products.

During the visit to RUDN University, Dr. Mitchell toured the Shared Research and Educational Centre of RUDN University, including pharmaceutical research and development facilities.

About Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

RUDN University is a unique higher educational institution, a large internationally oriented educational and scientific center. RUDN University is known in the world for its achievements in the organization of the educational process, innovative research in the field of fundamental and applied sciences, broad international connections. RUDN University takes high places in international and Russian scientific ratings due to the active scientific work of the University’s scientists. More info: http://eng.rudn.ru

Source: Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation

Grenadians successfully completed course at Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 28, 2019

  • Lynessa Griffith and Kelson Noel have successfully completed the course on the “International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy”
  • 72 academic hours have been awarded upon the completion on October 25, 2019
  • Ms. Griffith was appointed as a Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation

Lynessa Griffith left Grenada in 2014 to pursue studies in Russia. After five years of studying in Moscow she has achieved her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a diploma as an official translator from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). Ms. Griffith has returned to Russia to complete a course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and begin her diplomatic career at the Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation as a Cultural Attaché.

Kelson Noel left Grenada in 2014 to pursue studies in Russia. After five years of studying in Moscow he has achieved his Specialist degree in Law Enforcement from the Ministry of Interior Affairs of the Russian Federation with specialty in Legal Support for National Security (equivalent to Masters in Law Enforcement). Mr. Noel has returned to Russia to complete a course at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and pursue his PhD degree.

Grenadian student in Russia awarded master’s degree scholarship and internship due to high performance during his bachelors studies

  • Kason Charles received scholarship to study in Russia in 2014
  • Graduated in June 2019 with a BSc in Agronomy
  • Received scholarship to pursue masters in Agronomy at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)
  • Selected for internship at the Federal Centre for Grain Quality Assurance under the jurisdiction of Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation

Kason Charles left Grenada in 2014 to pursue studies in Russia, after five years of studying in Moscow he has achieved his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, and has recently received another scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in the same field at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).

During the master degree studies, Kason will study plant protection with focus on bacteriology, agrochemicals, pesticides, plant quarantine, mycology and entomology in addition to agricultural statistics.

As part of the internship at the Federal Centre for Grain Quality Assurance, Kason is involved in a wide variety of food security, food quality testing and assurance, work with plant pesticide and heavy metal residue in agriculture produce, seed quality inspection and GMO testing. Through this valuable experience Kason will gain knowledge needed to contribute to the enhancement of Grenadian agricultural stock in compliance with modern international standard requirements.

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, also known as RUDN University, is an educational and research institution located in Moscow. It was established in 1960 to provide higher education to international students. Today more than 31,000 students from more than 155 countries study at RUDN University and include future mathematicians, physicists and chemists, agricultural workers and ecologists, doctors and medical workers, economists, linguists and diplomats. More information available at: http://eng.rudn.ru.

Kason during his practice at the Federal Centre for Grain Quality Assurance

Citizens of Grenada are able to travel to Moldova visa-free

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, October 17, 2019 – The Law of the Republic of Moldova no. 257 adopted on November 11, 2013, listing the countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when entering the Republic of Moldova and whose national are exempt from that requirement, has been amended.

In accordance with the amendments, citizens of Grenada are exempted from the visa requirement to enter into, exit from, transit through and stay temporary in the territory of the Republic of Moldova for a period not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

Citizens of Grenada will be able to travel to Uzbekistan visa-free

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, October 15, 2019 – President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on establishing a visa-free entry regime for citizens of Grenada and the Caribbean.

Citizens of Grenada, and the Caribbean will be able to stay in Uzbekistan for 30 days without a visa. Such measures will help further development of the tourism sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Starting January 1, 2020, Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for travel up to 30 days for citizens of Grenada and the Caribbean.

States whose citizens will be able to come to Uzbekistan without visas include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Salvador, Saint – Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Bahamas, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Jamaica.

Grenada Established Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, October 12, 2019– Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in Moscow on Friday October 11, 2019.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Oleg Firer and H.E. Mr. Botirjon Asadov signed on behalf of the governments of Grenada and the Republic of Uzbekistan respectively.

“Grenada and the Republic of Uzbekistan, desirous to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, have decided to establish diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level,” the document reads.

The ambassadors of the two countries discussed the prospects for cooperation between Grenada and Uzbekistan in areas of mutual interest, including within the framework of international organizations.

The diplomats agreed to actively explore cooperation between both countries including cultural exchanges.

“Grenada – Island of Spice” photo exhibition opens in Moscow

Celebration event took place on October 2 at the embassy of Grenada.

In the minds of most people, Grenada remains a mystery, although in reality it is much closer than it seems. Moreover, in September 2019, Russia and Grenada celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, which means it’s time to get to know this magical country closer.

To celebrate this milestone, National Geographic Russia magazine, together with the Embassy of Grenada in the Russian Federation, organized a photo exhibition “Grenada – Island of Spice.” The exposition, consisting of 50 photographs, clearly tells about this idyllic corner with a special culture, nature, national cuisine and history.

Known to Europeans since the beginning of the 17th century, seemingly carefree and cheerful, over the years of its existence, Grenada has gone through a difficult history of numerous political upheavals and interventions. Therefore, the culture of Grenada was the result of the influence of both European and African traditions, languages ​​and religions, pulsating in the rhythm of calypso.

Despite its small area, Grenada is considered one of the most beautiful places on earth: due to its tropical climate and volcanic origin, evergreen forests with valuable tree species are spread here, and the cleanest beaches, lakes and waterfalls are preserved in their original pure form. It was in Grenada that the world’s first underwater sculpture park was created, founded by Jason Taylor.

The exposition opened on the territory of the embassy of Grenada on October 2, and on October 7 it will move to Nikolskaya street in the centre of Moscow.

Welcoming speeches were made by the editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler Ivan Vasin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation Oleg Firer, as well as Deputy Director of the Latin American Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexei Labetskiy.

The event was held in the form of a mini-festival: the mood of the Caribbean carnival was created by the fiery performances of the International Band and artists of the Samba Real drum show. The highlight of the event was the performance of the charming singer Jenny Jeremiah, who specially flew to Moscow on this occasion.

The exhibition opened on Nikolskaya Street, Building 4, from October 7 and runs until October 30. Admission is free, working hours are around the clock.

Source: National Geographic

Grenada Established Diplomatic Relations with Ukraine on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly

New York, September 26, 2019– Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with Ukraine.

Joint Communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in New York on Thursday September 26, 2019.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada Hon. Mr. Charles Peter David and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Hon. Mr. Vadym Prystaiko signed on behalf of the governments.

“Grenada and Ukraine, desirous to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, have decided to establish diplomatic relations,” the document reads.

The ministers discussed economic and cultural development of both countries and the possibilities for further cooperation in other areas including tourism.

The ministers agreed to actively explore cooperation between both countries including cultural exchanges and bilateral visa waiver.