Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Pakistan and St Kitts and Nevis formally establish diplomatic ties

In a momentous event hosted at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Pakistan and St Kitts and Nevis formalized diplomatic relations on January 25, 2024, marking a significant milestone in international cooperation.

Ambassador Munir Akram, the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and his counterpart from Saint Kitts & Nevis, Dr. Mutryce Williams, joined forces to sign a joint communiqué, cementing the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Munir Akram highlighted the far-reaching implications of this diplomatic development. He emphasized that the newfound relations would unlock opportunities for collaboration in various sectors, including finance, trade, investment, and information technology. Ambassador Akram expressed optimism about fostering a renewed partnership with the Permanent Mission of St Kitts and Nevis, envisioning close and meaningful interactions at both bilateral and multilateral forums.

Ambassador Akram further stated that the diplomatic initiative would allow representatives from both countries to learn from each other’s experiences, paving the way for mutual growth and development. He underlined the potential for a robust collaboration that transcends geographical boundaries.

Pakistan and St Kitts and Nevis
Ambassador Munir Akram, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, and his counterpart, Dr. Mutryce Williams signed a joint communiqué to formally establish the diplomatic relations between the two countries in New York on January 25, 2024. (Image Credit: Pakistan UN Mission)

In response, H.E. Dr. Mutryce Williams, the Permanent Representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis, conveyed gratitude to the Pakistan Mission for hosting the ceremony. Despite the geographical distance, she highlighted the longstanding mutual respect and goodwill shared between the two nations.

Dr. Williams underscored the positive impact of formalizing diplomatic ties, foreseeing increased cooperation in various sectors such as trade, tourism, and education. The Ambassador expressed enthusiasm for the opportunities that this new chapter in their relationship would bring, emphasizing the potential for mutual benefit.

As Pakistan and St Kitts & Nevis embark on this diplomatic journey, the establishment of formal relations opens the door to a promising era of collaboration and partnership between the two nations, fostering goodwill and understanding on the global stage.

Saint Kitts and Nevis facts

St Kitts and Nevis is a Caribbean country formed on February 27, 1967, with the merger of two small states. St Kitts and Nevis is located on two islands of the same name between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, forming part of the West Indies in the northeastern Caribbean.

  • Area ― 261 km²
  • Capital — Basseterre
  • Population — Around 54,000
  • Official language — English
  • National currency — Eastern Caribbean Dollar
  • Average annual temperature ― +29°C

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