Foreign Affairs Minister Welcomes German Ambassador as First Ambassadorial Visit for 2023

Basseterre, Saint Kitts, 12th January 2023 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – On January 11th, 2023, Saint Kitts and Nevis had the honour to host its first Ambassadorial visit of the New Year in the company of Her Excellency Mrs. Ute König, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany.

This visit comes at the peak of the Federation’s highly successful tourism season, with the Ambassador paying a courtesy call on the Rt Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs et al, while on private holiday aboard the Royal Clipper Cruises.

The Honourable Minister first acknowledged the long-standing friendly relations between Saint Kitts and Nevis and Germany and reiterated his commitment towards fostering closer ties under a scope of mutual interests within the fields of Climate Action, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and Agriculture.

Minister Douglas referred to the ongoing Geothermal and Solar Energy projects across the Federation, soliciting Germany’s assistance in the development of desalination plants and other strategies that may aid in the Government’s renewable energy efforts.

To this, H.E. König assured of Germany’s devotion to Climate Action while discussing several laws and practices implemented to fulfill their green energy goals. She also extended on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany her thanks and appreciation to Saint Kitts and Nevis for its stance on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict.

Both the Minister and Ambassador underlined the existence of several prospects that can serve to achieve common goals between the two countries, and as the New Year progresses, it is hoped that more tangible cooperation can come to fruition as a result of this meeting.

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