PM Douglas attends reception hosted by U.S. President and Mrs. Obama

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 25TH 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas was among world leaders who attended a reception on Tuesday hosted by the President of the United States, the Hon. Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama.

The St. Kitts and Nevis leader is in New York to attend the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations.

President Obama and Prime Minister Douglas used the occasion to renew acquaintances and strengthen the relationship between Basseterre and Washington, D.C.

President Obama addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Prime Minister Douglas will address world leaders and other delegates on Friday.

St. Kitts and Nevis shares the views of President Obama to pursue the core set of principles in the rule of law, democracy for all, human rights, improved health care, housing, education and training and jobs and employment opportunities to improve the quality of life of their peoples.

President Obama in congratulating St. Kitts and Nevis on the 30th Anniversary of Independence told the Federation’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Edmund Lawrence, that the United States was proud to have St. Kitts and Nevis “as a neighbour and partner, and look forward to deeper collaboration on renewable energy, climate change, economic development, and regional security.”

U.S. Secretary of State, the Hon. John Kerry also hailed the long history of friendly and productive relations.

This week, Prime Minister Douglas accepted the 2013 South-South Award for Renewable Energy Innovation and Information Communication Technology from the President of the International Organization for South-South Cooperation and South-South News, His Excellency Ambassador Francis Lorenzo, for his leadership in green energy in the Caribbean.

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