UK Conservative MP for East Devon and Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mr Hugo Swire on Wednesday 8th July met with the Prime Minister of St.Kitts-Nevis Dr. The Hon Timothy Harris.
Dr Harris paid the courtesy call on MP Swire during his recent visit to the UK to meet with UK Business leaders interested in investment in the twin island federation .
he held bilateral discussions on matters of critical importance to St. Kitts and Nevis and the United Kingdom.
The Honourable Prime Minister used the opportunity to brief the Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for the Americas on the reform agenda as it relates to the Federation’s signature Citizenship-by-Investment Program. He stressed the pragmatic and tangible steps his new Team-Unity Administration is taking to strengthen the Program and to make it more sustainable, transparent and robust.
Among the many issues discussed, PM Harris also highlighted the broad issue of security. He spoke of his concerns for a growing gang culture, which is incongruous with and alien to St. Kitts Nevis. The Prime Minister encouraged the UK Government to consider lending expert assistance to tackle the troubling incidence of homicides among young men. This suggestion was positively received by the Minister.
The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 4 September 2012.
The minister is based at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and is responsible for:
The Commonwealth, North America, Latin America (including: Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba), The Falklands, Asia Pacific, South Asia (excluding Pakistan), public diplomacy, Olympics legacy and the GREAT campaign, economic and commercial diplomacy (including Islamic finance and science and innovation) in support of Lord Maude, drugs and international crime.