Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Brazil's relations with St. Kitts and Nevis are marked on the one hand, by cooperation for development, and, on the other, by the partnership within CELAC. During the First Summit Brazil-Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in 2010, Brazil and Saint Kitts and Nevis signed Agreements on Cultural and Educational Cooperation. Moreover, a Basic Agreement on Technical Cooperation is under negotiation between the two governments, through which other actions of cooperation with this Caribbean country may be implemented, especially in the areas of vocational training, health, sports, vegetable production and fruit growing, and ethanol production. Since 2012, the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC) also promotes, in coordination with the National Water Agency and with EMBRAPA, training courses in water resources management and agriculture to countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), among which Saint Kitts and Nevis.
In the economic and trade field, Saint Kitts and Nevis joined, in 2014, a preferential trade agreement in force between Brazil and Guyana, which could bring positive socio-economic impact for this country of reduced economy and population.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1985 – The Embassy of Brazil in Georgetown, Guyana, was in charge of the representation of Brazilian interests in Saint Kitts and Nevis
2004 –Brazilian interests in Saint Kitts and Nevis begun being represented by the Embassy of Brazil in Bridgetown, Barbados
2005 – The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in the CARICOM mission which resulted in cooperation projects in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
2008 – Saint Kitts and Nevis participates in the Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Integration and Development (CALC) in Costa do Sauipe – BA
2009 – Creation of the Embassy of Brazil in Saint Kitts and Nevis, based in the capital, Basseterre
2010 – The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis visits Brazil during the First Summit Brazil-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Brasilia
2012 – The Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis heads the delegation of his country to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
2013 –Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota meets his counterpart from Saint Kitts and Nevis during the 43rd General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS)