Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris held a meeting with the High Commissioner of India, K.J. Srinivasa, and the Honorary Consul of India to St Kitts and Nevis Ramesh Mulkanoor. The officials of both nations had a fruitful meeting and had discussions upon the key strategies to boost bilateral ties between two countries.
The Permanent Secretary Andrew Skerrit and Foreign Service Officer Michael Pinney were there to accompany PM Harris during the meeting.
PM Harris further, while highlighting the strong bilateral relations between both nations, via Facebook post, said, ” I had very fruitful bilateral discussions with the High Commissioner of India His Excellency K.J. Srinivasa and Honorary Consul of #India to #StKittsAndNevis, Ramesh Mulkanoor. Accompanying me were Permanent Secretary Andrew Skerrit and Foreign Service Officer Michael Pinney. #DiplomacyMatters. St Kitts and Nevis have strong bonds with India.”
India always had a warm hand upon the twin-island nations. Earlier in March 2021, India has made a significant donation of 20,000 Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccines to St Kitts and Nevis under the Vaccine Maitri program to fight the continuous spike of COVID-19.Bilateral ties between India and St Kitts and Nevis:
Earlier in 2007, India and St Kitts and Nevis have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreeing to hold regular Foreign Office Consultations.
Moreover, trade between two of the values of the nation around the U.S. $2.36 million in 2015-16, reporting a positive jump of 55.26% over the previous fiscal. India has made exports of around $2.20 million worth of goods to St Kitts and Nevis and imported $160,000. The primary commodities exported from India to St Kitt’s and Nevis are pharmaceuticals, garments and Jewellery ornaments.
Moreover, citizens of St Kitts and Nevis are eligible for scholarships under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme.