Dr Denzil Douglas meets with representatives of Thailand, Scotland and Bonaire to strengthen relations. Picture Credits: Fb accounts

Dr Denzil Douglas meets with representatives of Thailand, Scotland and Bonaire to strengthen relations

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Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis: Dr Denzil Douglas, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis conducted a bilateral meeting with representatives of Thailand, Scotland, and Bonaire to form a strong cooperation with these nations and enhance their diplomatic relations. These meetings highlighted that St Kitts and Nevis is taking significant steps to deepen their bilateral relationship with other countries and focusing on leading the island nation towards sustainable development.

These bilateral meetings were conducted at the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States. During the conference, Dr Douglas actively participated in the meetings and shed light on several topics that need to be addressed in order to develop small island nations.

Dr Douglas first exchanged significant dialogues with Paisan Rupanichkjj, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand. During the meeting, both ministers aimed to strengthen their bilateral relationship through cooperation. They also focused on the potential for the development of human capital in sustainability and the visa regime in place.

Following that, Minister Douglas also conducted meeting with Patricia Scotland, KC, Secretary General of the Commonwealth. During their meeting, they both discussed on several topics which includes, climate change, financing, data collection, analytics and artificial intelligence.

Minister Douglas also took an opportunity to congratulate Baroness Scotland for her two-term tenure and for sterling leadership. He acknowledged her hard work and unwavering dedication towards uplifting her nation and her constant focus on the prosperity of citizens. Along with that, she also emphasized her work and stated that she is making continuous efforts to increase the capital of the climate finance access hub in order to allow member states to access climate finances.

Moreover, Dr Denzil Douglas also held important discussions with Davika Bissessar of Bonaire, where she gave an update on the plight of the people of Bonaire to the Minister. To which, Dr Douglas expressed his empathy and stated that he will make all his best efforts in order to marshal support among peers.

The 4th International Conference on SIDS was started on 27th May and continued till 30th May 2024. Several leaders of the nation assembled together for their one common objective, which was to safeguard small island nations from the challenges that have become obstacles in their way of development.