PRIME MINISTER HARRIS AND H.E. KADMIRI ADVANCE BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN ST. KITTS AND NEVIS AND THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 19, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The continuing and deepening of bilateral cooperation between St. Kitts and Nevis and the Kingdom of Morocco was the main issue of discussion when Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Federation, His Excellency Dr. Abderrahim Kadmiri at his office at Government Headquarters earlier today, Tuesday, March 19.

During their brief but productive meeting, His Excellency Dr. Kadmiri thanked Prime Minister Harris for the very friendly relationship that now exists between St. Kitts and Nevis and the Kingdom of Morocco, which manifested under the leadership of his Team Unity-led administration.

In this regard, Dr. Kadmiri extended an official invitation to Prime Minister Harris to visit the Kingdom of Morocco for the purpose of holding meetings with Government officials there to further enhance the relationship between both nations.

Prime Minister Harris thanked the Ambassador and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for the invitation to visit that country and “to use that opportunity to broaden and deepen our bilateral relations,” noting that, “There are matters in which we can serve each other to mutual advantage and we look forward to exploring some of those with you.”

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 2007, St. Kitts and Nevis has benefited from training opportunities for senior and management level officials, study tours to Morocco and scholarship opportunities for Kittitians and Nevisians from the Kingdom of Morocco.

“I want to again record our appreciation and to say thanks to your government for the collaboration we have had over the years in agriculture and other diverse areas of cooperation, including human resource and capacity building efforts for we have had several of our citizens who have visited your country on short term and other courses in relation to tourism, diplomacy and health,” Prime Minister Harris said.

At the 66th meeting of the OECS Authority, a decision was made to establish a joint embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco that will represent the interests of all member states of the sub-regional body.

In his discussions with His Excellency Dr. Kadmiri, Prime Minister Harris revealed that the candidate who will serve as the ambassador at the historic OECS Embassy in Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, will be citizen of St. Kitts and Nevis.

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