Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 12, 2022 (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation): The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Cuba proudly celebrated twenty-seven (27) years of diplomatic relations on Monday, 10th May 2022. To mark this historic occasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, in collaboration with the Embassy of Cuba, will be organizing a number of activities over the month of May to strengthen bilateral engagement.
Both countries enjoy a bond that is premised on shared values, one that has produced fruitful cooperation, especially in the areas of Health and Education. Saint Kitts and Nevis have benefited from the deployment of medical practitioners under the Cuban Medical Brigade, while the capacity of Saint Kitts and Nevis’s medical profession is being greatly enhanced as citizens are afforded annual opportunities to pursue tertiary level studies under the Cuban Government Scholarship Programme.
Multilaterally, both countries have supported each other in response to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Saint Kitts and Nevis was one of several CARICOM States to donate medical supplies to the Cuban Government in 2021.
Based on the shared history and common culture between the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Cuba, both countries continue to explore opportunities for continued and increased cooperation.