By Caribbean News Global
LONDON, England – The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Sri Lanka has formally established diplomatic relations, with the signing of a joint communique by the ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, Mohan Pieris, and his counterpart Ian McDonald Liburd, the ambassador and Permanent Representative of St Kitts and Nevis to the UN.
This diplomatic commitment extends co-operate in the political, socio-economic, and cultural fields. Sri Lanka and St Kitts and Nevis share the love for cricket – a national sport in both countries.
Foreign minister Mark Brantley has previously highlighted the ongoing expanding international relation achievements: “[This] means we have added 26 new countries with a full visa waiver and two with partial visa waiver in the last five years. We have also broadened our diplomatic footprint with 37 new formal diplomatic relations in that same time.”
St Kitts and Nevis implemented its citizenship by investment programme in 1984, and have lead the way in the investment migration industry. Business leaders require access to global markets to conduct business and to remain competitive.
The initiative allows applicants and their families to acquire St Kitts and Nevis citizenship through investment in the Sustainable Growth Fund. The fund is intended to support national development projects in areas such as healthcare, education, tourism, etc.
Upon approval, the applicant obtains citizenship and the right to live and work, inclusive of visa-free access to 160 destinations across the world. St Kitts and Nevis passport ranks 26 globally.