Dominica, Russia reaffirm collaboration

Dominica's Foreign Minister, Francine Baron and Russia Ambassador, Vladimir Polenov
Dominica’s Foreign Minister, Francine Baron and Russia Ambassador, Vladimir Polenov

The Government of Dominica has reaffirmed its commitment to continued collaboration with the government of Russia.

And according to Ambassador of the Russian Federation His Excellency Vladimir Polenov, he hopes that the friendly relations between the two countries will help in solving many problems of the modern world.

He made that statement while addressing a ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel on Thursday evening, where he also hosted a special reception, to commemorate 20 years of relations between the two nations.

He said during the two decades of mutual understanding “will encourage us to join participation by solving many problems of the modern world based on justice, equity and future respect.”

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, stated that by commemorating the 20th year of relations both countries will explore ways to deepen their relationship.

“In commemorating the 20th year of Dominica-Russia relations, we will be inspired to examine new ways to deepen the relationship between our two nations and explore more creative ways to forge ahead with functional cooperation in the fields such as science, engineering, investment and people-to-people exchanges,” Baron stated.

She continued, “We also reaffirm Dominica’s commitment to continue collaborating with the Russian Federation, particularly to develop initiatives related to the common aspirations of our peoples.”

According to her the desire to deepen the friendship and cooperation between Dominica and Russia was echoed by the Foreign Minister of Russia, who she quotes as saying, “I am convinced that thanks to our common work ties between Russia and Dominica, we will also further strengthen within the bilateral as well as the multi-lateral formats in favour of the peoples of our friendly countries in the interest of ensuring peace and international security.”

Baron revealed that in discussions with Polenov on Thursday morning, “it was made clear that Russia, like us values, the relationship between the two countries and indeed its relationship with the Caribbean region and is interested in pursuing deeper cooperation and engagements.”

Dominica established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation on May 19, 1995 and was the first western country to recognize Russian Sovereignty after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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  1. tru d bino q la
    June 27, 2015

    The ‘drowning’ will cling

    to ‘anything’ in it’s downward spiral. Hence suicide .

  2. Memory
    June 26, 2015

    With all that is going on, and those so called investors playing their monies,I have a question. Does Dominica have a military force? Because some people will surely come down here and make claim to this land for their money.
    So be careful, be very careful; The Russians are coming,and they don’t play.

  3. Lang Mama
    June 26, 2015

    Fran Fran how Mel Mel does look at you nuh especially when Fran Fran goeth forward to prepare the path for the cuming of Prince Corrupt. Fran why oh why has dow gotesaken him for mel mel him

  4. yes
    June 26, 2015

    next stop ISIS

  5. Fyodor Dostoevsky
    June 26, 2015

    I did not expect Francine to be doing the negotiations .What about Cuban trained political economist Mr.J A Petrovsky turn lawyer. isn’t he in the lion’s mouth already just appoint him. Our cafeteria Commies never disappoint.
    Petrovsky is renting to the Chinese after endeding up with an empty nest. The birds won in the supreme court decision today.

  6. grell
    June 26, 2015

    JOE ITS ALL ABOUT PARTY FOR FOOLS LIKE YOU AM ALWAYS READY FOR FOOLS LIKE YOU.Russia is just looking for votes and our incompetent leaders both past and present continue on the same trend.My friend i support no party in Dominica my future and my kids are set.I BEG NO GOVERNMENT I HAVE BEEN A HARD WORKING MAN ALL MY LIFE.PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO WAIT IN THE LAZY CORNER AND WAIT FOR SKERRIT ASSISTANCE WITH A BARREN FUTURE IN SIGHT.CONTINUE BEGGING.Russia made its people go hungry while spending money on nuclear weapons,do you remember that in history.Russia has nothin to offer us,they will look @you as a poor slave.

  7. John
    June 26, 2015

    Next stop, Russia is going to want to use Dominica for their Navy port calls and maybe construct a Navy re-supply Base at Portsmouth. Is the Government going to establish diplomatic relations with ISIS next?

    • Fyodor Dostoevsky
      June 26, 2015

      They are in the process of creating one- Diasis . A Dominican version. Remember PJ & the 70’s Mal etc the Honey church day etc ,etc.
      PJ is a replica of how PJ began only 100000 more corrupt.
      The question is not if he should go or taken out. It’s a no brainner.
      I always recall the president who was made to flee his bed and homeland in pyjamas in central America at 3:00 Am into exile.
      We can call him Exile one after Exile One is known. Our First President Deuxgazon fled after exile one was created.
      SkerroMedard Skerrit D will be # 3 Exile 3

      • Fyodor Dostoevsky
        June 26, 2015

        That should be Medard is a replica of how PJ started

    • anony
      June 26, 2015

      you dont think this is a little irrational? ISIS kills people through Islamist extremism – Russia is a global power with many diplomatic partners. Study your history books before you believe all this TV crap. They only show you what they want.

    • lightbulb
      June 26, 2015

      sometimes i wonder if all u fink before all u time dis nonesense.
      dominica had relationships with russia, from DFP, UWP and DLP days right..
      US have relations with Russia
      do you see Russian ports in USVI
      stop dat

      • June 27, 2015

        “Dominica established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation on May 19, 1995 and was the first western country to recognize Russian Sovereignty after the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

        Except if DNO made a mistake of when diplomatic relations were entered with the two countries- Is it of interest to ask a general question? What year did the current PM become the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica? One for the school children on the board do you know the answer?

    • Titiwi
      June 27, 2015

      I thought Portsmouth was already reserved for the Chinese. You think mastermind is now plaing off one super power against the other with Uncle Sam in the backyard??

  8. DFR
    June 26, 2015

    I agree with all the previous commentators . Just like the Chinese can depend for the UN vote from DA so will the Russians . The only reason why Putin is in power is because he controls the press . I am not saying that the Western Powers are angels . Do you think that our leaders have any influence on world leaders except for relying on their votes ? Do you remember the Japanese and whale hunting ?

    • grell
      June 26, 2015

      Agree with you my friend,our country accepts all the rubbish.

    • politbureau
      June 27, 2015

      Actually Russia is still a permanent member of the UN`s security council and has veto powers at the UN so D/A`s vote is neither here nor there to them.

  9. AG
    June 26, 2015

    From Eugenia next to Reagan too Francine Baron siding with Russia, if Isis was a state u all would join dem too

  10. Shaka zulu
    June 26, 2015

    Let’s not be fooled here. Russia’s relationship with the Dominica or any other islands in the Caribbean is just a ploy in the bigger game of world domination. There is no benefit for Russia in a relationship btw them and us except to show US that they have friends in their backyard. Russia is the last country to tell people about justice and equity cause corruption and political suppression runs up to the highest office in Russia. Because of the fragility of our institutions and the lack of development of black people in the region we are constantly being used as bargaining chips. We were used actively by France and England in the 1700’s now the same is happening today. Think Cuban missile crisis, Grenada, our creol and English background, Chavez alba. It’s all the same crap. As long as we remain dependent, illiterate, lazy, ignorant, superstitious, lacking in pride, and in a constant state of feeling inferior to others we will continue down this road. It’s only a 20 yr pappy show

  11. Malgraysa
    June 26, 2015

    “Both countries will explore ways to deepen their relationship”. I take it from this that Dominica does not support the E.U. in its sanctions against Russia. If that is our choice, so be it but we should be prepared to accept the consequences. I particularly warn against any temptation to get involved in facilitating the transfer of funds to those institutions and individuals, who are on the blacklist.

  12. grell
    June 26, 2015

    Please Russianis a brutal country with a war monger Putin,these people will just spit on our poor people,but the fool you all keep on electing will bring dominica back to the colonial days.

    • joe
      June 26, 2015

      Grell you noticed it was in 1995 we established relations right, that was either uwp or Freedom Party….. Keep talking because EMPTY BARRELS SURE DO MAKE THE MOST NOISE!!!!!!!!!

      • Titiwi
        June 26, 2015

        Joe, 1995 was twenty years ago and Boris Yeltsin was President then, supported by the Democratic Russia Movement. The Ukraine was still one republic and the Crimea not annexed by Putin. The ground work for a break up the soviet union had been laid already by Gorbachov with his Glasnost policy, bringing hope and leading to the fall of the Berlin wall. Things have changed since then and not necessarily for the better.

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