Martinique acceptance as OECS associate member described as ‘historic’

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The French overseas department of Martinique will become an associate member of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), according to an official statement issued here.

The St. Lucia-based OECS Commission said Martinique will sign the necessary agreement on Wednesday, increasing the nine-member sub-regional grouping to 10.

“Martinique’s pending membership of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States follows a period of negotiations after the Regional Council of Martinique submitted a formal application for associate membership in the OECS with the full support/endorsement of the French Government,” the OECS Commission said.

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