Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 10, 2020 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs): High Commissioner of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Dr. Kevin M. Isaac, was on Wednesday, 9th December, 2020, received at the Embassy of Jordan by His Excellency Ambassador Omar Al Nahar. The visit was made to sign a joint communique formalising diplomatic relations between the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. High Commissioner Isaac thanked Ambassador Al Nahar for his warm reception, commitment to a new partnership, and sharing of information on the rich history and current developments of the Kingdom of Jordan.
“Our countries share a love of culture and this makes us unique,” said High Commissioner Isaac, “and we look forward to forging stronger bonds of friendship and partnership to collaborate in the areas of cultural diplomacy, art diplomacy and tourism.” The Kingdom of Jordan is an Arab country located in Southwest Asia along the Arabian Peninsula and is at the crossroads of the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. Jordan’s capital city Amman, is known for its culinary arts. Its principal sources of foreign exchange are phosphates, potash (and their fertilizer derivatives), tourism and overseas remittances. Politically, Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, with King Abdullah II as its Head of State.
Recognizing that both countries’ economies, steeped in heritage tourism, were severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the two seasoned diplomats discussed ways to boost their economies after the global downturn in travel and tourism. Both Excellences agreed that familiarisation trips to Jordan and Saint Kitts and Nevis were the next logical steps forward, but that the focus had to be on fighting the pandemic and keeping each county safe. As they discussed future collaboration, Ambassador Al Nahar said “signing diplomatic relations was the first step to building a long and successful relationship between the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.”