Germany and Saint Lucia: Bilateral relations
Political relations between Germany and Saint Lucia are amicable and untroubled. The two countries cooperate mainly through development cooperation and cultural projects and within the framework of the United Nations.
Bilateral economic relations between Saint Lucia and Germany are modest, with only a small volume of trade in both directions. Considerable revenue from Germany is generated by German tourists.
A bilateral investment protection and promotion agreement has been in place since 1987. Other cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, as well as between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). The further development of trade relations with the EU is being followed closely in Saint Lucia and in the entire region against the background of the imminent signing of the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post‑Cotonou Agreement)..
In the area of development cooperation, Saint Lucia has indirect links with Germany through agreements between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). These agreements aim to foster cooperation in sustainable economic development, renewable energy promotion and climate change adaptation. In addition, Germany is supporting microprojects in the region.
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has its headquarters in Saint Lucia.