KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Three new countries have now been added to the list of diplomatic allies of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) with the signing of documents establishing diplomatic relations.
These developments occurred September 24 – 26, during the United Nations General Assembly (74UNGA) sessions currently being convened at the headquarters of the UN in New York.
On Tuesday September 24, 2019, The Republic of San Marino, a micro-state surrounded by north-central Italy, signed the agreement establishing diplomatic relations during a bi-lateral meeting with prime minister Ralph Gonsalves and the foreign minister of San Marino Nicola Renzi. Members of both national delegations witnessed the signing and offered congratulations as the leaders displayed the signed documents.
The bi-lateral meeting between prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and the Ukrainian foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, took place on Wednesday September 25, 2019. During this meeting, Dr Gonsalves signed the agreement establishing diplomatic relations on behalf of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with Ukrainian foreign minister Prystaiko signing the agreement on behalf go his country.
On Thursday September 26, 2019, Kyrgyz Republic became the third country to establish diplomatic relations with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations, was signed by prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves while the foreign minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Chingiz Aidarbekov signed on behalf of his country.
According to the statement from the office of the prime minister:
“The establishment of diplomatic relations with these new countries is a testament of the principled and progressive foreign policy of the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that allows this country to engage nations regardless of their ideology. The government and people of this country look forward to working with these new allies to advance the principles of the charter of the United Nations and working towards the achievement of global peace and security.”