St Kitts and Nevis reached another milestone in the consolidation of its relations with Canada as, on 16 June 2017, the nation opened a new High Commission in Ottawa.
In a speech made a few days prior to the National Assembly, the Honourable Mark Brantley, Foreign Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, said the move signified his country’s commitment to establishing robust rapports with the North American nation, and to consolidating a relationship that had been damaged by the previous administration. It is a “significant step in our diplomatic push as we re-engage with Canada and as we repair our relationship with one of our oldest allies,” he noted.
Canada and St Kitts and Nevis have “aligned” interests on key matters
Canada and St Kitts and Nevis have “aligned” interests on key matters of domestic and foreign policy, said the Honourable Minister, who highlighted topics such as climate change, public health, food security, renewable energy, and trade and investment. In light of such goal convergence, the Minister Brantley said St Kitts and Nevis anticipated with hope both Canada’s hosting of the 2018 G7 Summit, as its bid for a seat on the United Nation’s Security Council for 2021.
The High Commission for St Kitts and Nevis is located at 421 Besserer Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6B9. The High Commissioner for the twin-island nation is H.E. Shirley Skerritt-Andrew, who first presented her Letter of Introduction to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April 2016