According to a release from Government House in St. Kitts, the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, JP, QC, LL.D, on Tuesday Oct. 22nd, received the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based in Havana, Cuba, His Excellency, Bader Abdallah Saeed Bin Almatrooshi.
This was the Ambassador’s inaugural visit to St. Kitts & Nevis and he presented his letters of Credence (diplomatic credentials), accrediting him as UAE Ambassador to St. Kitts & Nevis.
A letter of credence is a formal diplomatic letter that appoints a diplomat as ambassador to another sovereign state. The letter is addressed from one head of state to another, asking him (the head of state) to give credence to whatever the ambassador may say on his country’s behalf.
His Excellency, the Ambassador, is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master’ s Degree in International Service. In 2015, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cuba.
St. Kitts & Nevis established diplomatic relations with the UAE in June 2012 and has a Consulate in Dubai, UAE, since 2012. His Excellency, the Governor General and the Ambassador discussed matters of mutual interest and pledged to strengthen the relations between our two countries.