Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Saint Kitts and Nevis’ Foreign Minister Mark Brantley following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on Wednesday in New York (Photo courtesy of Egyptian Foreign Ministry)
Egypt and Saint Kitts and Nevis — officially known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis — have officially established diplomatic relations, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Saint Kitts and Nevis counterpart Mark Brantley have signed a joint statement declaring the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the statement said.
Establishing diplomatic relations with Saint Kitts and Nevis comes in light of Egypt’s efforts to develop further communications and relations with various countries worldwide, the statement said.
The ministers met on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York early on Wednesday, according to Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez.
The meeting comes three days after the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis’ celebrated its 38th anniversary of its independence from Britain, which it gained on 19 September 1983.
During the meeting, both ministers discussed ways to initiate the bilateral relations between the two countries as well as to coordinate efforts and stances in the international forums.
Saint Kitts and Nevis is composed of two islands of the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea. Their combined area is 269 square km, and the capital, Basseterre, is located on the larger island of Saint Kitts.