(ZIZ News) — Following the presentation of credentials to Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, JP and a courtesy call on Prime Minister Harris, United States Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis , Her Excellency Linda Swarz Taglialatela, was welcomed to her new post by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Mark Brantley on Friday.
Minister Brantley spoke of the longstanding history between the Federation and the United States and experessed confidence in the ambassador’s ability to strengthen the bonds that have been made.
“Ambassador I am confident that you like your predecessors will expend immense effort in deepening and expanding the strong bonds between our two countries. Our common values for peace and stability, the rule of law, good governance and mutual respect, compel us to do nothing less. You Excellency I wish to welcome you; not only to our tropical climate but to the warmth and hospitality of our people,” he said.
Minister Brantley noted that he looks forward to regular engagement on matters of mutual interest and to “dialog further on mechanisms and modalities to advance our national, regional and hemispheric agenda, for the social and economic development of our nations and the prosperity of all of our peoples”.
Ambassador Taglialatela thanked Minsiter Branltey for the warm welcome, and pledged to strengthen relationships and build new friendships with the Federation.
She said “I very much look forward to continuing the excellent relationship with St. Kitts and Nevis that was enjoyed by my predecessors in the embassy. Strengthening relationships and building friendships has been a cornerstone of my career as a public (servant).”
The Ambassador added that she looks forward to building the relationship and partnership with St. Kitts and Nevis by working to improve citizen security, supporting civil society, fostering sustainable economic growth and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Her Excellency Linda Swarz Taglialatela has ambassadorial duties across the Eastern Caribbean.