France and Saint Kitts and Nevis

Political relations

French Ambassador: Mr Philippe Ardanaz (1/9/2016), in residence at Saint Lucia.
Political relations remain modest.

  • 9 May 2015: visit to Fort-de-France in Martinique by the Prime Minister, Mr Timothy Harris, along with the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Mr Ian Liburd, for the 2015 Caribbean Conference on Climate Change.
  • 30 November 2015, the Prime Minister, Mr Timothy Harris, and the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Mr Ian Liburd, attended the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21, Le Bourget).
    Bilateral relations have been given renewed impetus since Martinique’s membership of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), an organisation which Guadeloupe and Saint Martin also want to join.

Cultural, scientific and technical cooperation

Saint Kitts and Nevis was removed from the Priority Solidarity Zone (ZSP) in February 2002. Cooperation with France remains limited. A cultural, scientific and technical cooperation agreement was signed on 16 December 1988. Most French development assistance is channelled via the European Union.
There is an Alliance française in Basseterre, which in 2014 had 113 students.

Updated: 10 October 2016

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