NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (February 27, 2014) — Brazilian Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Douglas Vasconcellos plans to envisage new ways that would promote cooperation between St. Kitts and Nevis as he seeks to assist Nevis in areas of need.
The Ambassador who is based in Basseterre, made the comment in a brief statement at the end of his courtesy call on Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory at Bath Plain on February 27, 2014.
“We had occasion to put forward and briefly scan a wide array of possibilities that we could develop: on the job training, on the job performing. I have to try foster that art form that really delivers concrete results and specifically with Nevis.
“I have to keep in mind that my representation is in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. So on a daily basis on my routine work, I have to contemplate the needs of Nevis and try to envisage new ways, creative alternatives to promote these cooperations. This is my role here and I hope to fulfil that during my tour of duty at the Embassy of Brazil in St. Kitts and Nevis,” he said.
The Brazilian Ambassador noted that his assignment in the Federation was his first ambassadorial position, an appointment of which he is proud.
Meantime, Premier Amory welcomed the Ambassador to Nevis and stated that Brazil was known to Nevis mainly due to its dominance in world affairs as a new developing country as one of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) member nations.
“I think this is very commendable and I want to congratulate you and your President and your Government and people on the strides you have made in your development,” he said.
Mr. Amory also thanked the Brazilian Ambassador for his visit to Nevis and the interest shown in the development of the Federation.
“Your Excellency I want to thank you for coming to visit us today as representative of your country, Brazil…I want to thank you also for coming to discuss with us some of the ways in which your country can be of assistance to St. Kitts and Nevis but specifically about Nevis.
“We’ve dealt with some matters today, which I think would be of social and economic help to Nevis and our young people, especially as we’re looking for opportunities for them and I know we will be in further communication,” he said.
During his one-day visit to Nevis, the Brazilian Ambassador who was accompanied by Emilio Raro, Vice Consul of Brazil in St. Kitts and Nevis also paid courtesy calls to Deputy Governor General His Honour Eustace John and Leader of the Opposition Hon. Mark Brantley before his return to St. Kitts via the ferry service from Charlestown.