Diplomatic Week

(ZIZ News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently planning to host a series of activities for Diplomatic Week 2016 which begins on Sunday.

According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kay Bass, during the week diplomats who are normally stationed abroad will be back in St. Kitts to be updated on local developments.

“It is organized because it is a rare opportunity for our Heads of Mission to meet their counterparts in the region,” she said.

“We know that in their jurisdictions they get an opportunity to meet with their counterparts from other countries but it is good to meet on home turf for them to be reacquainted with the National Agenda as well as to discuss the objectives of the government moving forward, how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs can do better and as well get an opportunity to visit first-hand the investment development sites,” she added.

One of the main events will be a symposium on Tuesday evening at the Marriott Ball Room.

It’s open to the public and will focus on climate change.

Miss Bass said “The theme of the symposium is ‘Demystifying Climate Change’. We wanted to bring climate change down to the layperson where they can understand how they are affected by climate change and how it is that climate change can impact them and what they can do to mitigate its effects.”

She continued, “We know that we’re currently experiencing the drought and we have limits on the use of water and so this will be the opportunity to begin some discussion and understanding about climate change.”

The events begin on Sunday with a church service and throughout the week the diplomats will meet with various groups including the media, students, and government officials.

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