Aruba Takes Leadership Role in OCTs-EU Forum, Secures Significant Funding Agreements

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“In February, at the 20th OCTs EU Forum in Brussels, Aruba took on the presidency of the ministerial conference and will host the ministerial conference in Aruba in 2025. Aruba also holds the chairmanship of the Executive Committee of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA). A clear support and belief in Aruba’s involvement with the OCTA. During this Forum, the Minister of Economic Affairs, Communication and Sustainable Development of Aruba signed a financial agreement for 14.2 million euros for digitalization at the Aruban government. In addition, I, as OCTA President, signed an agreement for 15 million euros for all 13 Overseas countries and territories (OCTs) to support intra-regional cooperation”.

Read the article by H.E. Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba, in the printed Diplomat Affairs Magazine 2024 on pages 54-57

H.E. Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, Prime Minister of Aruba, at the OCTs-EU Forum for Dialogue, annually meeting to bring together authorities from Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), representatives of the Member States and the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the EIB, and representatives of the outermost regions.
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