New alliances help expand St. Kitts and Nevis’ global footprint
St. Kitts and Nevis continues to expand its diplomatic footprint by engaging other countries around the world and forging new relations.
St. Kitts and Nevis entered into formal diplomatic relations with 21 countries since 2015, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, the Dominican Republic, the Gambia, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands and Turkmenistan.
Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that as the smallest nation in the Western Hemisphere, and in a world that is increasingly hostile and difficult, it is his task to go out and make new friends and strengthen relationships with existing friends.
Equally important, a key part of deepening bilateral relations with allied countries is the Head of State’s acceptance of credentials that are presented by Heads of Missions who visit St. Kitts and Nevis to engage with the country’s leadership.
To date, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approximately 50 Heads of Missions around the world accredited to St. Kitts and Nevis. For the first time ever Kosovo, Guatemala, Panama, Indonesia, Qatar and the Czech Republic accredited Ambassadors to St. Kitts and Nevis. Out of those six countries, Guatemala, Panama, Indonesia and the Czech Republic have already presented credentials and the other two Ambassadors are expected to present later this year.