BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 29, 2019 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, on Sunday, July 28, concluded a successful working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco where he was able to further strengthen the bilateral relations shared with the friendly nation.
The honourable prime minister led a high-level delegation which included Cabinet colleague, Minister of Public Infrastructure et al., the Honourable Ian Patches Liburd; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Andrew Skerritt; Ambassador His Excellency Sydney Osborne, and His Excellency Ambassador Michael Powell, Special Envoy in the Office of the Prime Minister.
During the visit, Prime Minister Harris met and held discussions with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Nasser Bourita, and Chief of Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Saadeddine El Othmani.
Those cordial meetings resulted in the establishment of a renewed Roadmap of Cooperation Programme between the Governments of St. Kitts and Nevis and Morocco for the period 2019-2021. The roadmap sets out possible areas of cooperation between both countries, particularly in the fields of public infrastructure, energy, agriculture, health, education, fisheries, diplomacy and government training, tourism, handicraft and sustainable development.
Prime Minister Harris, who also serves as Head for Health and Human Development in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet, also held discussions with Morocco’s Health Minister, His Excellency Anas Doukali on a range of matters pertaining to the challenges associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and areas for technical cooperation in health, such as training for healthcare workers via short term and long attachments in specified health disciplines.
The St. Kitts and Nevis delegation also had the opportunity to meet with top representatives of Morocco’s private sector with whom they addressed investment options available in the twin island Federation.