Foreign Affairs Minister Brantley Hails Indonesia for Opening a Consulate in Basseterre
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 23, 2019 (ZIZ News): Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon Mark Brantley, has praised the strong relations between the Federation and the Republic of Indonesia that have seen the Asian nation appoint an Honorary Consul and open a consulate in Basseterre, the first in the Eastern Caribbean and only the second in the region.
The consulate was opened on Tuesday September 17 and according to Minister Brantley, it was a historic day, since the two countries had formal diplomatic relations in 2014.
He praised Indonesia’s decision five years later to appoint Faron Lawrence as Honorary Consul in St. Kitts and Nevis, to take care of the interests of Indonesians in the country and also to develop and deepen relationship between the two nations.
The Foreign Affairs Minister made the remarks on Tuesday at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort where Indonesia’s Ambassador to the Federation His Excellency Priyo Iswanto had hosted a reception in celebration of Indonesia’s 74th anniversary of Independence.