New French Ambassador Michel Prom (right) presents letter of credence to President Liverpool (left)

President of Dominica His Excellency Dr Nicholas Liverpool has told the new French Ambassador to Dominica Michel Prome that since the development of diplomatic relations with France in 1979, Dominica has benefited from significant assistance offered by France.

Dr Liverpool highlighted the newly constructed and commissioned Roosevelt Douglas Primary School in Portsmouth, the implementation of the Soufriere/ Scottshead Marine Reserve Project, the Gallion Hiking Trail, the Submarine
Cable Project and the exploration of Dominica’s geothermal potential, as projects which received assistance by the French Government.

He made those remarks when the new French Ambassador to Dominica Michel Prome presented his credentials today.

“We thank the Republic of France for proving invaluable economic support for Dominica over the years, including grant funding for the rehabilitation of the Canefield to Melville Hall Road. Phase one is nearing completion and we expect work on phase two to commence in the near future,” he said.

Liverpool also noted that French language training is being carried out here and Dominicans have taken advantage to gain understanding of the French culture.

He said he hopes the new ambassador continues the work of predecessors in further strengthening existing relations and the bond of friendship between the two countries.