St Kitts and Nevis: As diplomatic relations are very crucial nowadays, in order to that, Caribbean Island country St Kitts and Nevis and Sri Lanka have formally built diplomatic ties.
The method required the signing of a joint communiqué by the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations (UN), Mohan Pieris, and his counterpart Ian McDonald Liburd, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of St Kitts & Nevis to the United Nations.
The signing signified a commitment to further the existing relationship between the two countries and cooperate in political, socio-economic, and cultural fields. Besides being small island countries, Sri Lanka and St Kitts & Nevis also share the same love for cricket – a significant sport in both nations.
In current years, St Kitts & Nevis has expanded its global presence by signing visa waivers and building diplomatic ties. Last year, Foreign Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley highlighted the continuing expanding international relation achievements: “We have added 26 new nations with a full visa waiver and two with partial visa waivers in the last 5 years. We have also broadened our diplomatic footprint through formal diplomatic relations with 37 new nations.”
Though one of the smallest nations in the Western Hemisphere, St Kitts & Nevis’ reach & influence continues to develop globally. As the first country to implement a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI) in 1984, SKN has pioneered the investment migration industry, influencing Governments globally to perform their own adaption of the programme.
The initiative provides wealthy individuals and their families to acquire St Kitts and Nevis’ citizenship once they invest in the Sustainable Growth Fund. The fund is designed to aid national development schemes across the islands in areas such as healthcare, education, tourism, & more. In exchange, the applicant receives citizenship and the right to live, work, and study in the nation, with visa-free access to nearly 160 destinations worldwide.
Assuring that a nation’s passport remains strong is vital to offering an attractive CBI Programme. Business-minded individuals want to be able to obtain global markets to keep business competitive. St Kitts & Nevis’ passport ranks 26th globally, one of the strongest within the region, surpassing many larger and more developed countries.