Israel seeks stronger partnership with St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts, June 25, 2010 (SKNIS): The State of Israel has pledged to assist St. Kitts and Nevis in its ongoing efforts to diversify the agricultural sector.

Israeli Ambassador His Excellency Amiram Magid highlighted that commitment during an interview that aired on Tuesday’s edition of SKNIS Perspectives.

“Since the sugar cane industry does not exist anymore on the island you are … looking quite a bit of substitute products,” H. E. Magid said, noting that his country is renowned internationally for its agro-development. So what I’ve tried to do is discuss with [senior government officials of the Federation] ways to see if we could be able to bring some experts to look around and … tighten the relationship between our countries.”

The foreign diplomat made his inaugural visit to St. Kitts and Nevis last week as part of a familiarization tour. He announced that his country wished to deepen the relationship with CARICOM member states and as such created a second Ambassador posting. Ambassador Magid will also serve as Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. His Excellency Amos Radian will remain the Ambassador to the other countries.

The Israeli diplomat welcomed the possibility of boosting tourist exchanges. He downplayed media reports that he insisted exaggerate security operations in his country and said things are quite peaceful in the Holy Land.

“There are a lot of tourists coming either from Europe, or United States and Latin American and I think there is no need to fear about making [a] trip to Israel,” he emphasized.

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