New York, 7 June 2018 – In an effort to promote mutual understanding and to strengthen the friendship and cooperation among their two peoples, Ambassadors Sam Condor and Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Permanent Representatives of St Kitts and Nevis and Tajikistan, respectively to the United Nations, today formalized the relationship in a signing ceremony in New York.
Speaking on the significance of the event, the St Kitts and Nevis representative articulated the foreign policy objective of the Government to establish diplomatic ties with non-traditional partners, and the formal activity serves to strengthen the bilateral bond between both countries.
St Kitts and Nevis as a Small Island Developing State and Tajikistan as a landlocked country has as a commonality, categorized as vulnerable countries. Whereas the former is constrained by the small-sized market and sea level rise caused by global warming, the latter faces geographical disadvantages for lack of access to the sea.
St Kitts and Nevis and Tajiskistan collaborate in international arenas such as the United Nations as a show of solidarity and support on issues of mutual interest.
Located in Central Asia with an estimated population of 8.7 million people as of 2016, Tajikistan has enjoyed political stability for close to three decades and with the help of foreign aid its economy has shown growth.