Ambassador Cheryl Bazard Attends Blue Leaders High-Level Event in Brussels

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
8 March 2024

Press Release

Ambassador Cheryl Bazard participates in the Blue Leaders High-Level Event in Brussels, engaging in discussions on critical maritime issues alongside global leaders and experts.

Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard attended the prestigious Blue Leaders High-Level Event, hosted by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU at the Résidence Palace in Brussels.

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice and the North Sea, Mr. Paul Van Tigchelt, extended a warm welcome to all participants, setting the stage for the insightful deliberations that followed.

The event served as a platform for critical discussions on key maritime issues, including the climate 30×30 pledge and the ratification of the BBNJ Agreement.

The keynote speech was presented by marine biologist, photographer and filmmaker Inka Cresswell. Expert insights were shared by notable figures in the field, featuring Ambassador Nancy Karigithu representing Kenya, Minister of the Sea Abraão Vicente from Cabo Verde, and Vidar Helgesen, Executive Secretary of IOC UNESCO.

The event concluded with closing remarks from His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. An informal high-level dinner followed, during which IMO Secretary-General Mr. Arsenio Dominguez delivered additional remarks.

About The Embassy, Belgium: The Embassy of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission to the European Union serves to enhance both bilateral and multilateral relations with the European Union, the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Community of Latin and Caribbean Countries (CELAC) as well as other organisations and is an active participant in the Caribbean Group of Embassies in Brussels. We invite you to contact us and experience why it’s “better in The Bahamas”.

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