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.

Exchange of congratulatory telegrams on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada Charles Peter David exchanged congratulatory telegrams on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two states, celebrated on September 7, 2019.

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed his interest in building multifaceted cooperation with St. George’s on the basis of the historical traditions of friendship, solidarity and mutual respect, a common commitment to international law and the principles of multilateralism in world affairs.

In turn, Hon. Charles Peter David noted a significant intensification of cooperation in recent years, as evidenced by the resumption of the Grenada Embassy in Moscow, the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Agreement on the conditions of waiver of visa formalities for the citizens of the two countries and the development of joint initiatives.

Grenada at World Boxing Championship in Russia

Boxing team

Grenada’s Super Heavy Weight Boxing Champion Andy Christopher Andall accompanied by International Boxing Association (AIBA) ranked 3-Star Coach Sebastian Stiell, left the state to participate in the 2019 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia scheduled to take place 9 -21 September 2019.

Andall has just returned from Trinidad and Tobago, where he attended a six-week robust regional boxing training camp, courtesy the National Lotteries Authority and the Grenada Co-operative Bank, and he is now fit and ready for this great challenge.

Andall and Stiell, no doubt apart from the competition at the World Boxing Championships in Russia, are expected to gain and benefit from various technical and tactical boxing training sessions and observe first hand from their boxing counterparts, several inter-continental boxing fight plans, techniques and fighting skills from the hundreds of international participating countries worldwide.

This wonderful experience will certainly lead to strengthening Team Grenada participation and performance in the upcoming Caribbean Boxing Championships in Trinidad and Tobago in December 2019 and qualifying in the Americas for the Summer Olympic Games Qualifier in Argentina and France in March, April and May 2020 and hopefully on to the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.

Chairman of the Caribbean Boxing Steering Committee Steve Ninvalle from Guyana, assisted Team Grenada tremendously, to participate in this very prestigious event in Russia, where our country is expected to be featured prominently and get worthwhile mileage and coverage by the various worldwide Media Giant Networks zooming down at the games.

The Boxing Association of Grenada is kindly asking the nation to rally and support Team Grenada in their usual way, in this highly charged World Boxing Championship in Russia.

Super Heavy Weight Andy Andall is expected to take on his counterpart Maksim Babanin of the host Country Russia, in “fist to fist” and “toe to toe boxing combat action” on the evening of 16 September 2019, to advance towards the medal rounds.

Source: Boxing Association of Grenada

Grenada Established Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Moldova

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, July 2, 2019– Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Moldova.

Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in Moscow on Wednesday June 26, 2019.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Oleg Firer and H.E. Mr. Andrei Neguta signed on behalf of the governments of Grenada and the Republic of Moldova respectively.

“Grenada and the Republic of Moldova, 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 protocol reads.

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

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

Source: Embassy of Grenada Press Centre

Grenada Established Diplomatic Relations with the Kyrgyz Republic

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, June 5, 2019 – Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with the Kyrgyz Republic.

A Joint Communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in Moscow on Monday June 3, 2019.

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary H.E. Mr. Oleg Firer and H.E. Mr. Alikbek Dzhekshenkulov signed on behalf of the governments of Grenada and the Kyrgyz Republic respectively.

“The Kyrgyz Republic and Grenada, 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 communiqué read.

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

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

Source: Embassy of Grenada Press Centre

Pure Grenada Products Showcased at the “Russian Retail Week 2019” Exhibition

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, June 3, 2019 – Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation in conjunction with the Ministry of International Business of Grenada, today announced participation in the Russian Retail Week 2019, six-day event held on June 3 – 8, 2019 at the World Trade Centre, Moscow.

Russian Retail Week, organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Russian Retail Market Experts Association is a large-scale retail industry event with the participation of business and government. The event is a great platform to form main directions of retail industry development, to determine the state approaches to the development of the modern and civilized retail market, to resolve the industry problems.

“The Russian Retail Week may be recognized a landmark event indicative of a new level of interaction between the trade business community and governmental authorities,” commented Mr. Denis Manturov, Minister for Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

More than 6,500 people are expected at the Russian Retail Week 2019. Every year the number of forum participants increases by an average of 1,000 people. In 2015, the first event gathered more than 3,000 participants, in 2016 – 4,000, in 2017 – 5,000, in 2018 – 6,000 participants.

The Embassy of Grenada in conjunction with the Ministry of International Business of Grenada is showcasing Pure Grenada products from Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association (GCNA), Grenada Cocoa Association, Grenada Chocolate Company, De La Grenade Industries, Belmont Estate, Westerhall Estate Rum, Clarke’s Court Rum and Caribbean Naturals & Grenada Nutmeg / Cocoa Products that include:

  • Cocoa Beans
  • Nutmeg
  • Local spices
  • Chocolates
  • Rum and spiced liquors
  • Local manufactured products

“Our participation in the Russian Retail Week 2019 event underscores our dedication to the region as well as gives us an opportunity to showcase Pure Grenada and all it has to offer,” commented H.E. Mr. Oleg Firer, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada.

Source: Embassy of Grenada Press Centre