St. Kitts and Nevis’ PM Douglas meets British Minister Bellingham in London

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas (left) and Britain’s Minister for the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Henry Bellingham

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 27TH 2012 – Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, in London, among several Heads of States and Governments to attend the 2012 Olympics, on Friday met with Britain’s Minister for the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon. Henry Bellingham.

“I was delighted to meet Prime Minister Douglas this morning, and to welcome him formally to the London Olympics,” said the British minister, who noted that both St. Kitts and Nevis and the United Kingdom “have long-enjoyed a close relationship based on shared history and common values and beliefs.”

He said Prime Minister Douglas and himself “today reaffirmed our commitment to this relationship, and discussed how we could continue to strengthen our ties and our co-operation in a number of areas, including economic development, tourism and counter-narcotics co-operation. We also had productive discussions on a range of foreign policy and regional issues. I look forward to further useful discussions in all of these areas.”

“In the meantime, I would like to wish the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic team the very best of luck. I will be following their progress with interest,” said the Rt. Hon. Henry Bellingham.

Prime Minister Douglas was among nearly 100 Heads of State and Government in London for the official opening.

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