BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 09, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris used the occasion of Tuesday’s (April 9) opening ceremony of Diplomatic Week 2019 to record his appreciation to the Diplomatic and Consular Corps for their invaluable service in promoting and protecting the interests of St. Kitts and Nevis at the international level.
Prime Minister Harris said he was heartened to welcome home St. Kitts and Nevis’ Heads of Missions and Honorary Consuls “who continue to give yeoman’s service to our country in their respective jurisdictions.”
The Prime Minister continued, “Thank you for your unwavering efforts in helping us to not only expand the diplomatic footprint of St. Kitts and Nevis, but also ensuring that our nationals in the Diaspora have someone to turn to in times of difficulty, concern or need. I say thank you for living up to our country’s motto, “Country Above Self,” as you continue to serve thousands of miles away from your families, and in climates that differ considerably to the tropical climate we enjoy year-round in this twin-island paradise.”
Dr. Harris, who served for eight years (2001 to 2008) as Minister of Foreign Affairs, further pledged the support of his Team Unity Government to the men and women of the diplomatic and consular corps “as you continue to enhance our relations in the global theatre so that they may yield even more positive and tangible results nationally.”
To the resident and non-resident high representatives on hand in celebration of Diplomatic Week 2019, the honourable prime minister said, “We highly appreciate the very friendly relationships with all our diplomatic partners and your efforts to strengthen these bonds of friendship. We look forward to creating new and expanding opportunities for cooperation.”
Diplomatic Week 2019 is being celebrated under the theme, “Securing a Resilient Future through Strategic Diplomacy and Effective Dialogue.”