Lumka Yengeni, High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa to St. Kitts and Nevis, presented her credentials to Prime Minister Timothy Harris during a courtesy call at the Office of the Prime Minister on April 8.
Yengeni is one of many foreign dignitaries who is visiting St. Kitts and Nevis to participate in the activities planned for Diplomatic Week 2019.
In presenting her credentials to Harris, Yengeni thanked the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis for its support in a number of areas.
“We appreciate your support after apartheid for South Africa. At the United Nations (UN), whenever there is something that is coming up that South Africa needs support for you are always there and so you are an important part for us. We hope that the relationship that we are cementing today it will go a long way, meaning that the two governments will have to look at the areas of cooperation and see where we can strengthen each other,” Yengeni said.
Prime Minister Harris told the visiting high commissioner that his government is indeed appreciative of the South African government’s efforts to deepen bilateral cooperation with St. Kitts and Nevis “and to maintain the presence of what we hope will be active ambassadorial representation to the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.”
High Commissioner Yengeni was one of six visiting diplomats who paid courtesy calls on Prime Minister Harris on Monday.