A copy of the credentials of Justin Hawley, the first Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the UAE, has been received by the Alya Mohamed Almehrezi, Assistant Undersecretary for Protocols Affairs Office at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Justin Hawley has been greeted by Almehrezi for his success in further performing good duties for strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the UAE and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
The newly appointed Ambassador Justin Hawley said that he felt pleasure at representing his country in the United Arab Emirates, which enjoys a prestigious regional and international position thanks to the visionary policy of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Premier Mark Brantley said that he took the opportunity to congratulate their new Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Justin Hawley, for being their very first Ambassador to the UAE. They hope that with this significant upgrade to their diplomatic presence in the Middle East, St Kitts and Nevis would continue to deepen and strengthen their relations with the considerable region of the world.
Mr Justin Hawley has been St. Kitts and Nevis Consul General in Dubai, UAE. He was having 10 years of experience, Mr. Hawley joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 as a Foreign Service Officer. He has held a number of positions within the Federal Government, such as Deputy Registrar of Intellectual Property and Trade Policy Officer. In 2006, he was appointed as a Trade Policy Analyst at the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Technical Mission to the WTO in Geneva, where he was involved in negotiations related to the Doha Development Agenda.
Mr Hawley was also a Research Fellow at the CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations, formerly the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, where he represented St. Kitts and Nevis at numerous trade negotiations.