🇷🇺🇬🇩 Opening of an exhibition of archival materials dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Grenada
🇷🇺🇬🇩 December 12, the Russian Foreign Ministry hosted the opening ceremony of the exhibition of archival materials on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Grenada.
🔹 In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander V. Grushko emphasized the feelings of sincere friendship, solidarity and mutual respect that bind our countries, which turned out to be stronger than any geopolitical turbulence. Having overcome the pause in relations caused by the American invasion of the island in 1983, Russia and Grenada are working together side by side to build mutually beneficial cooperation, systematically developing a political dialogue, as evidenced by visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada Charles Peter David to Moscow in June of this year. The agenda includes strengthening the juridical base of relations, building up economic, educational, cultural and humanitarian exchanges, including through the use of existing cooperation mechanisms, including the Russia and the Caribbean media and business forum regularly held in Grenada. Truly comradely cooperation was noted in the international arena, where we together uphold the principles of multilateralism and the primacy of international law.
🔹The Ambassador of Grenada in Russia, Oleg P. Firer, highlighted the progress in implementing specific cooperation projects in healthcare, education, infrastructure and other areas, and thanked the Russian side for its assistance in implementing sustainable development programs in Grenada, including the supply of medical equipment to the island.
🔹 Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Leonid E. Slutsky, noted the positive dynamics in the development of inter-parliamentary contacts, which play an important role in strengthening friendly relations between Russia and Grenada.
🔹The atmosphere of sincerity and cordiality in which the event was held was emphasized by the performance of the senior constable of the Royal Police of Grenada Samson Sylvester, a graduate of the University of the Russian Ministry of the Interior named after Kikotya, Mr. Sylvester performed a romance based on the poem by S. Yesenin “I do not regret, I do not call, I do not cry.”
🔹The event clearly confirmed the existing prospects for Russian-Grenadian cooperation, the mutual penetration of cultures, traditions and values of our countries, which are so geographically remote, but at the same time understandable and close to each other.