Foreign Minister Douglas Dialogues with Irish Counterpart in Dublin 

Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis (23rd November 2023) – Foreign Minister the Right Honourable Dr Denzil Douglas of Saint Kitts and Nevis leaves Dublin, Ireland today after participating in the first ever Ireland-Latin America and Caribbean Business and Economic Forum.  

On his penultimate day, Minister Douglas met with his Irish counterpart, Michael Martin.  The two senior diplomats discussed the recently concluded and successful Forum with Dr Douglas expressing the desire for the event to be institutionalised with the possibility for the hosting to be rotated among Ireland, the Caribbean and Latin America. 

Foreign Minister Douglas called on his Irish counterpart to use Ireland’s position in international bodies where the Caribbean is not present to advocate for Small Island States, to support the implementation of a universal multidimensional vulnerability index and to assist St. Kitts-Nevis in developing the human resource capacity to access green financing. 

Dr Douglas committed to deepening the relationship between Ireland and the Federation and informed Foreign Minister Martin of the intention of the government to appoint a non-resident ambassador to Ireland and to establishing a presence in Dublin.