Barbados: First Country In History To Establish Digital Embassy

2021-11-15 16:36:07
Barbados Will Make History

In what seems to be a historic endeavour, Barbados is very close to declaring digital real estate sovereign land, i.e. digital embassy. With this, the small island country from the Caribbean will become the first country ever to establish a digital embassy in the metaverse.

In order to establish the digital embassy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados will partner with Decentraland.

Decentraland is one of the biggest digital and crypto worlds. It currently has 90,601 digital parcels available for purchase. In fact, it is one of the best marketplaces when it comes to purchasing blockchain assets.

However, the government of Barbados wants more. For that matter, they are currently in the process of signing a deal with several other metaverse platforms. More specifically, with SuperWorld, Somnium Space and several others markets.

Consequently, these companies will assist Barbados in establishing the digital embassy. That means obtaining land, building both the consulates and virtual embassies. Then the task of creating ‘teleport’ so that users can move their avatars freely, and constructing digital customs for the ‘e-visas as well’.

And according to the ambassador of Barbados in the United Arab Emirates, Gabriel Abed, the country intends to pursue this venture rather vigorously. In fact, the ambassador revealed plans to purchase digital property in a number of digital worlds, not just one.

The idea is not to pick a winner. The metaverse is still very young and new, and we want to make sure what we build is transferable across the metaworlds.Gabriel Abed | Barbados Ambassador For UAE
Part Of The Diplomatic Expansion

In order to fully comply with all regulations, Barbados already obtained legal counsel to assist with the ‘new’ precedents. Additionally, the government of Barbados claims that the digital embassy will comply with international laws as well. Including the Vienna Convention.

Interestingly, Barbados is also in the midst of setting a physical embassy in the Middle East. In particular, ambassador Gabriel Abed says that this procedure has the full support of the government.

In particular, that they view the matter as an excellent opportunity to further strengthen Barbados’ diplomatic relations with the region.

This is a way for Barbados to expand its diplomatic missions beyond the 18 it currently has with 190+ countries around the world. This allows us to open the door, using technology diplomacy, which then extends to cultural diplomacy. The trade of art, music, and culture.Gabriel Abed | Barbados Ambassador For UAE

 

 

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