Senior Executives of the Carnival [Cruise] Corporation, operator of nine cruise lines, and a high-level delegation of the Antigua and Barbuda government held positive discussions in Miami today (Friday) at the headquarters of Carnival Corporation in Miami.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Antigua and Barbuda delegation described the meeting as “very productive and constructive,” adding that both sides were” very optimistic about future relations,” based on understanding how a mutually beneficial relationship between Carnival Corporation and Antigua and Barbuda can be strengthened.

Welcoming the participation at the highest levels by Carnival Corporation and the readiness to continue the gainful relations that exist, the Antigua and Barbuda delegation revealed that both parties look forward to another meeting, scheduled for next week, at which today’s understandings could be developed into an agreement.