France and Barbados
Ambassador of France to Barbados: Philippe Ardanaz, residing in Castries, Saint Lucia
Ambassador of Barba dos to France: Samuel J Chandler (22 December 2011), residing in Brussels.
Trade in goods with French communities in the Americas remains very limited. The two main French companies working in Barbados are a subsidiary of Servier pharmaceutical company and Rémy Cointreau, which is a stakeholder of the Mount Gay Distilleries.
Barbados cooperates with France in the areas of fighting drugs and education (language cooperation with support from our embassy).
The Alliance Française in Bridgetown has an enrolment of 60 students (2015).
The presence in Fort-de-France of a high command of the armed forces in the Antilles makes military cooperation possible: annual exchanges of sections, participation of a French detachment in independence day festivities.
There is a regional training centre for police forces in Barbados.
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