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The Bahamas is seeking the support of the Kingdom of Spain in the area of renewable energy

The Bahamas is seeking the support of the Kingdom of Spain for full membership in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and in the area of renewable energy.

His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General made the request as he accepted Letters of Credence presented by Her Excellency Marìa Celsa Nuño Garcìa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, during a ceremony at government House on Thursday, November 18, 2010.

Ambassador García also paid a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister the Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration the Hon Brent Symonette; President of the College of the Bahamas Dr Betsy Vogel and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham welcomes Her Excellency Maria Celsa Nuro Garcia, Non-Resident Ambassador of Spain during a Courtesy Call at his Cable Beach Office on Friday, November 19. 2010..

Both countries share a mutual commitment to and an appreciation of the benefits of multilateralism and regional integration as mechanisms to intensify the pursuit of prosperity, particularly in the face of the challenges of globalisation.

Spain is also offering assistance in tourism, culture and energy technology.

The ambassador said that there are a number of areas where both countries could and should explore closer cooperation, such as renewable energy/environmental protection, energy security and diversification.

“The Bahamas has great potential and has already taken important steps in this regard with the recent inauguration of a bio-diesel plant,” she said.

Ambassador García, 46, served in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, having direct concern for Asian affairs. She joined the Spanish Diplomatic Service as a Career Diplomat in 1989 and has also as Diplomatic Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain.

Ambassador García was awarded the Order of Civil Merit of Spain (Rank of Dame) in 1992 and made Commander of Order of ‘Isabel La Católicá of Spain in 2004.

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