One of the mandates of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines foreign policy is to establish diplomatic relations with yet more countries around the world to better protect the nation’s interests particularly in migration (visa waivers), investment, trade, development assistance, cultural and sporting links.
The Government is holding to its mandate when recently Saint Vincent and the Grenadines signed a joint communiqué with the Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi on 9th November and 24th November, 2021, respectively to establish diplomatic relations.
On 28th January, 2022, this country signed another joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cote D’Ivoire. H.E. Ms. Inga Rhonda King, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Léon Kacou Adom, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cote D’Ivoire to the United Nations signed on behalf of the governments for both countries.
It is anticipated by the year-end, several other African countries will sign joint communiqué with this country to establish diplomatic relations.
The Joint Communiqué to establish relations between both countries is guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly the respect and promotion of international peace and security, equality among States, due respect for national sovereignty and territorial integrity, independence and international treaties, and non-interference in internal affairs of States.
The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines looks forward for fruitful bilateral relations based on mutual benefit between this country and its diplomatic allies.
SOURCE: Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade