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PM Harris and Switzerland’s Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis hold bilateral discussions

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 13, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and Switzerland have taken steps to further strengthen bilateral relations between both nations, following a meeting between Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Switzerland’s Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Urs R. Schnider.

Ambassador Schnider paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Harris at his office at Government Headquarters on Wednesday, July 13. This was preceded by a meeting at Government House, where the visiting ambassador officially presented his credentials to Governor General, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP.

Also attending Wednesday’s meeting with the Prime Minister were Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Andrew Skerritt and Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Thouvia France.

During the meeting, which Prime Minister Harris described as “productive”, the officials discussed a wide range of issues including the parameters for establishing a Permanent Mission to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva.

In this regard, Ambassador Schnider noted that St. Kitts and Nevis stands to benefit from a range of privileges, immunities and facilities, in addition to financial support.