(ZIZ News) – Diplomatic Week 2016 will be observed in St. Kitts and Nevis from April 3-8, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Mark Brantley has revealed that plans are progressing smoothly for the staging.
He said the week promotes the sharing of ideas among the federation’s top foreign diplomats on ways to move the country forward.
He added that it also provides honorary consuls, who have never been to the federation, an opportunity to visit the country they represent.
“Diplomats Week is designed to bring our people together, bring our various diplomats serving overseas so that they can meet each other and so that they can interact with the various diplomats here because remember we have diplomats from other countries who are here, those who are honorary and our locals,” the minister said.
He continued, “Certainly the idea is to have our people and the good thing about it is that it brings us all into the same space, it allows people some of whom as Honorary Consuls have never even been here, and so it allows them to see us, to interact with us and for us to say listen, this is where we are heading, this is the blueprint, this is the roadmap, this is what we are seeking to achieve at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a country.”
Information from the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS) suggests that St. Kitts and Nevis currently maintains seven embassies and high commissions abroad, as well as 17 consulates and other representations.