The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew has welcomed the EU-CELAC Summit to deep the partnership and opportunities for the collaboration between the governments and the people of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union. PM Drew while welcoming, said that, leaders from both the nations have common interests and shared goals is reaffirmation of commitment to look for common approach to global challenges.
Noting to which, he also added that, “In doing so, we must respect national circumstances and the ideal of multilateralism, which remains the best platform for constructive and strategic solutions and future-proofing our nations.”
It is to be noted that, the Summit has taken place at a time when the entire world is struggling with the threat of climate change. Considering which, PM Drew added that, “Each nation must chart its unique course in responding to this crisis and prioritize multilateral cooperation to effectively navigate the global web of climate finance, policy, ambition, and action in addressing the climate crisis.”
Along with this, PM Drew also assured that, “St Kitts and Nevis is committed to climate resilience, geothermal based energy security, food security, expanded social protection and finding innovative ways of uprooting systematic poverty as well as the increasing national security threats which are indirectly linked to failing livelihoods caused by the climate crisis. Thus, we have developed an agenda called the Sustainable Island State Agenda.”
While elaborating his statement during the EU-CELAC Summit, PM Drew extended a hope that how the leaders from all the respective nations can continue with the meaningful dialogue about how a re-energized and renewed EU-CELAC partnership will work for achieving the transformative goals. At the same time, he reassured that, “St Kitts and Nevis is committed to being a reliable friend and partner in our collective effort for protecting our people and our planet.”