St Kitts and Nevis is well on its way to establishing the Caribbean’s strongest international relations frameworks. Its latest achievement is a joint visa-free agreement with the Republic of Moldova, signed on 2 March.
The waiver will allow holders of valid diplomatic, official, service, and ordinary passports issued by the two countries to travel without having to obtaining previous clearance for an uninterrupted period of 90 days or for several stays of up to 90 days during any 180-day period. This new travel regime will provide greater opportunities to Moldovans, and Kittitians and Nevisians alike, allowing greater business and leisure prospects.
This alliance is an important and logical step in further developing the countries’ relationship
His Excellency Dr Kevin M Isaac, the High Commissioner for St Kitts and Nevis to the United Kingdom, penned the agreement alongside Vilen Murzak, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Moldova to the United Kingdom. This alliance, he believes, is an important and logical step in further developing the countries’ relationship. Both representatives are looking forward to future endeavours and engagements that will continue to mutually benefit the two nations.
Moldova joins the ever-growing list of countries that St Kitts and Nevis has furthered diplomatic relationships with, in what is set to be an era of expanding global partnerships for the Caribbean Federation. In line with this, the St Kitts and Nevis Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley, recently stated:
“The international community now recognizes that in Basseterre, they have a serious government, a government that they can trust, a reliable international partner, not a partner that will jeopardize their countries.”
St Kitts and Nevis has consolidated ties with countries from across the globe, more recently signing visa-free agreements with Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia. Minister Brantley also noted that his Government “expanded the diplomatic footprint of St Kitts and Nevis to the point where we have been able to fashion diplomatic relations now with another 22 countries, with more to come.” This highlights the degree of determination that the twin-island nation has in creating meaningful relations and assuming a leadership role in the region and in the international arena.