Germany and St. Kitts and Nevis: Bilateral relations

01.03.2024 - Article

Political relations are friendly but fairly low-key. Cooperation focuses on individual development cooperation and cultural projects and work within the United Nations.

Bilateral economic relations between Germany and St. Kitts and Nevis remain at a low level. St. Kitts and Nevis’s main exports to Germany are agricultural products. So far, the country has received only modest revenue in the form of spending by German tourists.

Cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) states as well as between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). St. Kitts and Nevis and the states of the Caribbean hope that the signing of the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post-Cotonou or Samoa Agreement) will bring a further intensification of relations with the EU.

In development cooperation, St. Kitts and Nevis has indirect links with Germany through regional projects between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that focus on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and fostering biodiversity.

Germany supports the CARICOM states in their efforts to combat the proliferation of small arms through the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap. St. Kitts and Nevis benefits from the Federal Foreign Office’s Training for International Diplomats programme, with diplomats from the country regularly being invited to participate in its courses.

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