Venezuela gets new embassy after January fire

A special ceremony was held on Thursday, involving host country Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas and Venezuela’s Resident Ambassador, Rómulo Camilo Henríquez González.

While making brief remarks at the event, the ambassador assured that the re-opening of the embassy would lead to even stronger diplomatic relations between St. Kitts and Nevis and Venezuela.

It was on 5th January, 2014, when the previous offices were destroyed leading police to cite arson as the cause.

A number of persons were arrested for the fire, which was one of three that had occurred in close succession. On the same night, fire was also set to the offices of the Organization of American States, OAS, which is located just across from the Brasilian embassy and now the new location of the new home for the Venezuelan diplomats.

The new offices are located on Horsford’s Road, next to the embassy of Brasil, which is another South American country with ties to Basseterre. It was announced that the two neighbouring embassies are to pursue the establishment of a new language lab for the island.

Other resident ambassadors, the Premier of Nevis and members of the Consular Corps were in attendance for the ribbon cutting event.





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