Germany and Saint Lucia: Bilateral relations

01.03.2024 - Article

Political relations are friendly and untroubled. Cooperation takes place mainly in the form of individual development and cultural projects and within the framework of the United Nations.

Bilateral economic relations between Saint Lucia and Germany are modest. The volume of imports and exports in both directions is small. German holidaymakers generate considerable revenue.

A bilateral investment protection and promotion agreement has been in place since 1987. Other cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the ACP (African, Caribbean, Pacific) states, and between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). Saint Lucia and the states of the Caribbean hope that the signing of the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post-Cotonou or Samoa Agreement) will bring a further intensification of relations with the EU.

In development cooperation, Saint Lucia has indirect links with Germany through regional projects between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that focus on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and fostering biodiversity. Germany provides assistance in the region through micro-projects.

Germany supports the CARICOM states in their efforts to combat the proliferation of small arms through the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap.

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has its headquarters in Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia benefits from the Federal Foreign Office’s Training for International Diplomats programme, with diplomats from the country regularly being invited to participate in its courses.


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