Canadian high commissioner pays courtesy call to Nevis premier
From the NIA
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Honourable Mark Brantley, premier of Nevis and St. Kitts and Nevis’ minister of foreign affairs, welcomed Her Excellency Marie Legault, high commissioner of Canada to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, to his offices in the Social Security Building at Pinney’s, and to the island of Nevis by extension, when she paid him a courtesy visit June 21.
The purpose of the visit was to engage in discussions that would positively impact the relationship between both nations, which spans three decades.
“Certainly your visit is very important to us because we are seeking to really enlarge, to deepen our relationship with Canada,” Brantley said. “Canada has been a lifelong friend to St. Kitts and Nevis. Long before our independence, 35 years ago, our people were travelling to Canada.”
He also thanked her for her visit and registered his hope to have a productive discussion. “We want to thank you for coming and I look forward to some substantive discussions,” he said. “Certainly, it’s an absolute delight to have you not only back in St. Kitts and Nevis, but on the smaller island of Nevis.”
In response, Her Excellency Legault, who is now in the second year of her tenure, expressed her delight in meeting Premier Brantley face-to-face for the first time, and in visiting the federation. “I’m very happy that you were in Canada last week,” she said. “I’m very happy that we’ll be able to discuss your very productive visit. It’s always a pleasure for me to be back in St. Kitts and Nevis. I had the pleasure of visiting all of St. Kitts yesterday and discovering the beautiful island, and today, visiting Nevis, so thank you.”