UAE and SKN to forge closer ties

MyVueNews Staff-writer

UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy (L) speaking with Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris.

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 3rd May, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is forging closer ties with St. Kitts and Nevis according to UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy.

The UAE Minister of State led a delegation to the federation and met with Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris at Government Headquarters in downtown Basseterre.

During her visit, Al Hashimy said she held discussions with the St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency (SKIPA) to determine areas of possible investment in the country.

In addition, the Minister of State said the UAE is interested in helping the federation adopt stronger climate change resilient measures, especially in relation to infrastructure.

Prime Minister Harris briefed the visiting minister on the growth and strength of the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, the growing tourism and hospitality sector in the Federation, as well as the desire to establish visa-free arrangements between St. Kitts and Nevis and the United Arab Emirates.

Minister of State Al Hashimy said the UAE Government will continue to give the concerns of the St. Kitts and Nevis Government “highest considerations”.

“We are working very actively to close some of those matters,” Al Hashimy said.

Recently, both countries signed  an Air Services Agreement that paves the way for airlines to develop routes between the two countries.

 

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