France and Saint Kitts and Nevis
A delegation from Saint Kitts and Nevis, led by the Prime Minister, participated in the COP21 which was held in Le Bourget from 30 November to 12 December 2015. This event helped to highlight our shared commitment in the fight against climate change. Saint Kitts and Nevis, like the majority of its Caribbean neighbours, was one of the first countries in the world to ratify the Paris Agreement.
Main visits by Saint Kitts and Nevis to France:
- 9 May 2015: visit by Prime Minister Mr Timothy Harris accompanied by the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Mr Ian Liburd, to Fort-de-France, Martinique, for the Caribbean Climate Conference 2015.
- 30 November 2015: the Prime Minister, Mr Timothy Harris and the Minister of Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Mr Ian Liburd, participated in the 21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21, Le Bourget).
For information, visit (in French): http://www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr/13153_echanges-commerciaux-bilateraux-avec-les-caraibes-anglophones-et-neerlandophones-en-2015
Cooperation with France remains modest. A cultural, scientific and technical cooperation agreement was signed on 16 December 1988. Most of France’s aid is provided to Saint Kitts and Nevis through the European Union.
An Alliance Française branch operates at Basseterre and had 86 students in 2015.