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On Friday, December 5, 2014, the Governments of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Japan signed a document that facilitated the transfer of approximately USD1 million to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), a follow up to the Japan Aid Project that was signed in September between Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Mr. Masatoshi Sato, Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago. In September a grant agreement of approximately US$6 million was signed between both countries at Cabinet Room to assist with damages caused by the December 2013 floods. Roughly US$1 million was allocated for the provision of industrial products to contribute to the promotion of the economic and social development efforts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) made the request on behalf of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The additional US$5 million is expected to go towards equipment maintenance in the area of Fisheries. Ms. Michelle Forbes, Deputy Director of NEMO and Ms. Tomoko Nikai of the International Cooperation System signed on behalf of both Governments.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Japan officially established diplomatic relations in 1980.