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FIRST EVER OECS AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO APPOINTED

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 25, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Congratulations are in order for former Commissioner of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. Ian Queeley who was selected to represent the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in Rabat, Morocco as its first Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco.

Mr. Queeley has formally tendered his letter of retirement from the Police Services after nearly 35 years as a law enforcement officer.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said he was very pleased to see “a son of the soil with whom I have worked so closely over the last 4 plus years elevated to the high office of Ambassador, not only of St. Kitts and Nevis but of the Independent Member States of the OECS as our first Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco.”

Prime Minister Harris proposed Mr. Queeley to the OECS Authority as a fit and capable candidate for appointment to the post of Ambassador after the OECS Authority had decided to extend formal collective diplomatic relations to the African continent with the opening of Embassies in Rabat and Addis Abba. Mr. Queeley’s candidacy was subsequently accepted by the OECS Authority.

Prime Minister Harris extended his congratulations to the Ambassador-designate and wished him well in this important assignment. Ambassador-designate Queeley participated in an orientation seminar with his staff at the OECS Commission in St. Lucia earlier this month in preparation for assuming his responsibilities.

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