Diplomatic relations, Foreign Minister Hon. Nicola Renzi (left) of San Marino and Foreign Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Hon. Mark Brantley.

NEW YORK — A joint communique to establish diplomatic relations between the Republic of San Marino and St. Kitts and Nevis was signed here during a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Nicola Renzi and the Federation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mark Brantley. Both signatories were participating in the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.

San Marino, like St. Kitts and Nevis, bears the title of one of the world’s smallest countries. Minister Brantley and Foreign Minister Renzi were eager to discuss the many common features of the two states.

San Marino, known as the third smallest European state with a population of 35,000, has an economy bustling mainly with tourism and banking activities.

Against this backdrop, the Foreign Ministers discussed areas of potential strong bilateral cooperation and expressed high interest in signing a mutual visa waiver between St. Kitts and Nevis and San Marino.