Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 26, 2015 (SKNIS)–Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris leads St. Kitts and Nevis delegation to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 Development Agenda, now referred to as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Summit is taking place in New York from 25 September to 27 September.
The Prime Minister’s delegation include Honourable Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Sam Condor, Ambassador Extraordinary to the United Nations, Mr. Osbert DeSuza, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, and Mr. Carlisle Richardson and Ghislaine Williams-Clarke of the St. Kitts-Nevis Mission.
Prime Minister Harris left the Federation on Friday afternoon. He is expected to address the UN General Assembly on Saturday 26th September between 11:30 am and 1pm. The Prime Minister will support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
While in New York, Prime Minister Harris will have a hectic schedule. In addition to his engagements at the United Nations, Dr. Harris will deliver an address at the Kittitians and Nevisians Benevolent Association (KABA) Anniversary Independence Church Service at Crawford Memorial Methodist Church, 757 White Plains Road (East 218 Street, Bronx NY 10475). He will meet with Team Unity leadership and nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Prime Minister Harris will also attend a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, the Costa Rica-CARICOM Presidential Breakfast, and meet with dignitaries and perspective investors.
Senior Minister, the Honourable Vance Amory has been appointed to act as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Sustainable Development during the absence of Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris from the State. The Honourable Ian Patches Liburd will assume responsibility for National Security, Information, People and Constituency Empowerment.