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Bahamas-Asia Pacific Council Formed

With thousands of Chinese nationals expect to visit The Bahamas for a vacation this year the government has formed a Bahamas-Asia Pacific Council so that Bahamians can enhance engagement in the region.

According to a press statement, the individual council members will comprise of Bahamians from both the public and private sector in different professions including businesses, government, education, research and journalism.

The aim of the council is to give advice to promote and facilitate the work of official and private international institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chairman of The Bahamas Asia-Pacific Latrae Rahming, who is also the CEO of Bahamaren, will focus on creating a path that will ensure a long-term partnership with Asia that will include a “comprehensive consultations” with government and local business persons.

As China is expected to have the world’s number one economy by 2030, the council will also look to develop an Asia Pacific strategy.

Officials say The Bahamas is rich in many of the resources China needs to fuel its growth and is in an advantageous geographical position.

The strategy is expected to establish how a partnership with Asia-Pacific, including China will enhance investment, trade, business, education, culture and science will support our country’s growth across a range of sectors.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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