In the newspaper article published last week the following is the summation of the text.
“Senegal and St. Kitts and Nevis yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an agreeement establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. It reinforces their relations and cooperation and deepens the ties of friendship and mutual exchanges on matters of mutual interest. The idea of developing the relationship between the Caribbean and ECOWAS was also discussed.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Foreign Affairs Ministers from the two countries. For Minister Ndiaye, the ceremony comes at an important time, marked by renewal and dynamism in the joint partnership between the EU and the ACP. He added that in addition to reinforcing bilateral relations that the two countries could reinforce their cooperation by mobilising around themes such as the environment, peace and security, terrorism, and the management of natural resources, specifically water. Mankeur Ndiaye recalled the engagement of Senegal when it introduced the theme of Water-Peace-Security at the UN Security Council and affirms that Senegal counts on support of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean.
As for the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation of St. Kitts and Nevis, (who was accompanied by his colleague Minister of Trade, Hon. Lindsay Grant) “It is a pleasure to be in Senegal to sign this agreement establishing diplomatic relations between our two countries. Our objective, is to deepen our relations. As you know St. Kitts and Nevis supports Senegal’s candidature for the UNSC and my colleague and I have talked about the need to develop relations between ECOWAS and the Caribbean – since together we are 30 countries and 30 countries represents strength in the UN.
In terms of priorities, Minister Brantley added that “we envision really supporting each other and that there are many subjects on which we have common interest such as climate change, culture, energy security, culture, food security and on all these areas we can have exchanges with Senegal and we can defend them together”
Minister Mankeur also announced the future opening of an embassy in St. Kitts and Nevis and vice-versa.”