Three new countries have now been added to the list of diplomatic

allies of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with the signing of doc-
uments establishing diplomatic relations. These developments oc-
curred on September 24th, 25th and 26th, during the 74th Session

of the United Nations General Assembly currently being convened
at the headquarters of the UN in New York. Prime Minister Dr. Hon
Ralph E Gonsalves who is leading the local delegation attending the
Session represented this country at the signing.

On Tuesday September 24th 2019, this country established diplo-
matic relations with The Republic of San Marino, a micro state sur-
rounded by north-central Italy. The signing of agreement establish-
ing diplomatic relations was done during a bi-lateral meeting be-
tween Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and the Foreign Minister of

San Marino Nicola Renzi. Members of both national delegations
witnessed the signing and offered congratulations as the leaders
displayed the signed documents.

The bi-lateral meeting between Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves
and the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, took place on

Wednesday September 25th 2019. During this meeting, Dr Gon-
salves signed the agreement establishing diplomatic relations on

behalf of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with Ukrainian Foreign
Minister Prystaiko signing the agreement on behalf go his country.

On Thursday 26th September, 2019 the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzs-
tan) became the third country to establish diplomatic relations with

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Joint Communiqué estab-
lishing diplomatic relations, was signed by Prime Minister Dr Ralph

Gonsalves on behalf of this country while the Foreign Minister of
the Kyrgyz Republic Chingiz Aidarbekov signed on behalf of his

The establishment of diplomatic relations with these new countries
is a testament of the principled and progressive foreign policy of the
government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that allows this

country to engage nations regardless of their ideology. The govern-
ment and people of this country look forward to working with these

new allies to advance the principles of the charter of the United Na-
tions and working towards the achievement of global peace and se-

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