US Embassy pays courtesy call on DRP
October 25, 2013

US Embassy pays courtesy call on DRP

Political and Economic Officer at the United States Embassy in Barbados Erik Liderbach recently made a courtesy call on the founder and leader of the Democratic Republican Party (DRP) Anesia Baptiste.{{more}}

Baptiste says that Liederbach contacted her, introducing himself and asking for a meeting to discuss her political work and views. The meeting, which took place in Barbados just before Baptiste journeyed to New York for the DRP’s first Town Hall Meeting, was described as “cordial” and “engaging” by the DRP leader.

“I am aware that Mr Liederbach’s office is regularly engaged in such meetings with political and social activists in the countries the office serves and I count it a historical and significant moment that they would take the time to meet with me to hear of my party’s views and work after our establishment only one year ago.”, Baptiste said.

According to Baptiste, areas of discussion included the DRP’s foreign policy views, economic policy ideas, the DRP’s assessment of the political climate in SVG and the DRP’s philosophical underpinnings. Baptiste also took the opportunity to highlight work her party has been engaged in to help persons socially, including vulnerable women and children.

The DRP was formed on August 23, 2012.