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Minister Douglas Engages with Italian Special Envoy

Published 21 May 2024

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Minister Douglas Engages with Italian Special Envoy. 

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Basseterre, Saint Kitts (17th May 2024) – The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil
Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis, had the pleasure of
engaging in a productive meeting with Minister Plenipotentiary Uberto Vanni
D’Archirafi, Special Envoy for the Caribbean Countries of the Italian Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

The meeting focused on enhancing collaboration between Saint Kitts and Nevis
and Italy, particularly in the fields of science and technology, and addressing the
pressing issue of climate change. As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Saint
Kitts and Nevis faces significant challenges due to climate change, making these
discussions both timely and critical.

A key topic of the meeting was the upcoming 4th International Conference on
Small Island Developing States (SIDS4). In this regard, Minister Douglas
underscored the importance of Italy’s support in advocating for the
Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) at this conference, which is crucial
for addressing the unique challenges faced by SIDS.

The long-standing diplomatic relationship between Saint Kitts and Nevis and Italy
has been instrumental in tackling issues amplified by external factors. On that
note, as the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis continues to dialogue with Italy,
it is hoped that bilateral relations will further flourish, bringing mutual benefits
and strengthened cooperation.

Senior Minister Douglas (left) and Minister Plenipotentiary Uberto Vanni D’Archirafi,

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