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29.10.2019 - Article

Political relations are friendly but fairly low-key. Cooperation is mainly in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations. In March 2015, the first trip abroad by the country’s new Foreign Minister Brantley took him to Berlin and Hamburg, among other places.

Bilateral economic relations between Germany and Saint Kitts and Nevis remain at a low level. Saint 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). The further development of trade relations with the EU is being followed closely in St. Kitts and Nevis and in the entire region against the background of the ongoing negotiations on the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post‑Cotonou Agreement)..

In development cooperation, Saint Kitts and Nevis has indirect links with Germany through German agreements with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), cooperation focusing on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy and adaption to climate change. In addition, Germany provides assistance through microprojects across the region.

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