The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, along with the Foreign Minister Dr Denzil L Douglas congratulated High Commissioner Issac, for his contribution in actioning the government’s decision with respect to the recent formalization of the diplomatic ties between the St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Ireland.
It is to be noted that the government had prioritized this ties with the Ireland, an European Union member state, as part of its strategy of bolstering the international partnership. Along with this, the Foreign Minister has also welcomed the new Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Strategy 2025 by Ireland, which helps in crafting the tangible opportunities for the small nations like St kitts and Nevis in the areas of higher education, renewable energy, climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.
Considerably, the Republic of Ireland is one of the significant exporters of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and software-related goods and services.
Alongside, PM Dr Terrance Drew said that, “The world is moving at the breakneck speed. Technology continues at pace in transforming our lives in the ways we could never have assumed five years ago. Therefore, our diplomacy has to be focused, creative and responsive. Our diplomats in the fields must be completely seized of our national imperatives and still be able to think on their feet. The government of St Kitts and Nevis is considering the practical international partnerships as our priority.”
Meanwhile, FM Dr Douglas also greeted High Commissioner Issac, who was recently granted an audience of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, where he has presented Credentials as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of St Kitts and Nevis to Thailand.
FM Douglas added that, “It is significant for our Federation for diversifying its diplomatic ties, deepening international ties and building pragmatic partnership that is helping in achieving our national targets. Thailand has excelled in the fields of hospitality, medical tourism as well as health, and wellness. We intend to work closely with public and private partners in Thailand in our efforts to make St. Kitts and Nevis more competitive in the services sector.”
In the coming 10 years, the economy of Thailand is likely to continue to grow at a steady speed, with overall GDP spiking from USD500 billion in 2022 to USD860 billion in 2032.