In a significant stride towards international collaboration to combat climate change, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis engaged in bilateral discussions with Canada on the sidelines of the CARICOM-Canada Summit held in Ottawa, Canada.
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change for Canada extended a warm welcome to his counterpart, the Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Saint Kitts and Nevis. Also present at the meeting was Mr. Samuel Berridge, Saint Kitts and Nevis Foreign Service Officer, and other senior government officials within the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for Canada.
Minister Guilbeault expressed his pleasure in engaging in dialogue with Dr. Douglas concerning preparations for the upcoming 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28), scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 30 November until 12 December 2023. The discussions also encompassed various matters aimed at strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Dr. Douglas recalled a recent meeting with Minister Guilbeault in Vancouver, British Columbia, and conveyed his hope that this meeting would build upon the significant progress achieved during that earlier engagement.