Photo above: former Dominica Health Minister, Julius Timothy.
ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 18, (CMC) – The Dominica government has named former health minister, Julius Timothy, as the island’s non-resident ambassador to Mexico.
A government statement said, that Timothy, who lost the last general election, here, in 2014, will work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs “to ensure effective implementation of agreements, signed between the two countries, and the identification of further areas for technical cooperation”.
It said, that diplomatic relations between the two countries were formalized at the ambassadorial level in 1991, and “since then, relations between the two countries have been cordial and have developed significantly, particularly since the establishment of the Embassy of Mexico in St. Lucia.
“The Government of Dominica has obtained agreement from the Mexican authorities for Mr. Timothy’s accreditation as non-resident Ambassador of Dominica to Mexico, and he will soon visit Mexico to present credentials to the Head of State,” the statement added.
Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika last august, Mexico provided US$250,000 towards obtaining materials or equipment to aid in Dominica’s reconstruction process.