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Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Saint Kitts and Nevis country brief

Saint Kitts and Nevis country brief

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interests in the UN, UN organisations and the Commonwealth.

Outlook

Trade and investment opportunities exist in St Kitts and Nevis for Australian businesses, including in tourism and related infrastructure.

Bilateral relations

Australia and St Kitts and Nevis established diplomatic relations in 1986. We share a cooperative relationship, based on historical, sporting, social and political ties, and pursuit of common interests in multilateral fora. Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago is accredited to St Kitts and Nevis. St Kitts and Nevis does not have official representation in Australia.

Foreign relations

St Kitts and Nevis is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional organisations.

Australia and St Kitts and Nevis are fellow members of the UN, UN organisations and the Commonwealth. Australia and St Kitts Nevis are both represented on the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Both cooperate in advancing Small Island Developing States issues.

St Kitts and Nevis's principal export destinations are the United States, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Tourism, mainly from the US, is the key industry. St Kitts and Nevis' principal import sources are the US, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada.

Foreign Policy White Paper

Fast facts

  • St Kitts and Nevis visitors to Australia (2017) – <10
  • Australian visitors to St Kitts and Nevis (primary destination 2017) – <10
  • Resident Australian population born in St Kitts and Nevis (2016) – 40
  • Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016) – 3,600
  • St Kitts and Nevis students in Australia (2017) – <5

Public diplomacy

St Kitts and Nevis is eligible for the Endeavour Leadership Program. One student from St Kitts and Nevis has been offered the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Although St Kitts and Nevis is not eligible for funding through the Direct Aid Program, Australia provided financial support to eligible countries to participate in a Landcare workshop hosted in St Kitts and Nevis in 2018.

Economic diplomacy

Further information on our economic partnership can be found in our Economic Factsheet for St Kitts and Nevis.

Travel

See Smartraveller for information on travelling to Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago

18 Herbert Street, St Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1 (868) 822 5450
General: ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au

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Last Updated: 15 February 2019
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