Kenya establishes diplomatic relations with St Kitts and Nevis

By KBC Reporter.

Kenya and St. Kitts and Nevis have signed a joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial.

The communiqué establishing the diplomatic relations was signed by Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed and her St. Kitts and Nevis counterpart, Mr. Mark Brantley.

During the signing ceremony on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Amb. Mohamed said Kenya looks forward to the negotiation and conclusion of a framework of cooperation with St. Kitts and Nevis.

“This is an important first step and we look forward to further engagements that will lay down a structured framework of cooperation between our two countries,” said Amb. Mohamed.

The agreement seeks to establish bilateral cooperation between Kenya and St. Kitts and Nevis in the political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April, 18, 1961.

Prior to the engagement with St. Kitts and Nevis, Amb. Mohamed held bilateral talks with Tunisian Foreign Minister, Mr. Khemaies Jhinaoui at the UN headquarters, New York.

During the talks, the two ministers agreed to fast track necessary steps needed to revitalize bilateral relations between Kenya and Tunisia.

“The Government of Tunisia will be sending a fact finding mission to Kenya in a fortnight with a view to exploring modalities of opening an Embassy in Nairobi,” said Mr. Jhinaoui

Saying that Kenya was increasingly emerging as a diplomatic hub, Amb. Mohamed assured of Kenya’s readiness to support Tunisia in establishing an Embassy in Nairobi and in deepening relations between the two countries.


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