Ambassador Lynn Young Commends Eamon Courtenay, Welcomes Francis Fonseca in Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Lynn Young Commends Eamon Courtenay, Welcomes Francis Fonseca in Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Lynn Young has expressed appreciation for the works rendered by former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, Eamon Courtenay.  Additionally, the ambassador noted his excitement at welcoming Francis Fonseca as the new minister, and has expressed eagerness in continuing the works in foreign affairs and foreign trade.  Ambassador Young’s sentiments were expressed via an end-of-year letter to the Belizean Diaspora.  He noted that the role of the diaspora has proven crucial in the country’s development, and that 2023 saw an increase in participation and involvement from Belizeans abroad.  His letter stated, quote, “This year has also been a time of reflection and growth. We have seen remarkable examples of cooperation and solidarity within our community, showcasing the power of unity in overcoming challenges….I am compelled to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Minister Courtney who displayed exceptional leadership and acumen as Minister of Foreign Affairs.  His presence will be missed not only at the Ministry, but also in the Caribbean and Central America where is leadership in CARICOM and SICA is very much admired and appreciated. He undoubtedly helped to significantly increase our standing in both CARICOM and SICA and his efforts will redound for years to come. That said, we welcome our new Minister, Honorable Francis Fonseca. His expertise as a lawyer and a politician is among the best and we are assured of continued good stewardship in the Ministry.”  End of quote.  Lynn Young is the Ambassador of Belize to the United States of America & Permanent Representative to the Organization at Government of Belize; appointed in July 2021.

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