PM Douglas Greets Ambassador Tezuka
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 27, 2012 (CUOPM)
Japan has agreed to a request by St. Kitts and Nevis to assist the twin-island Federation in skills training, technical and vocational development.
The request came from St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas during a courtesy call by Japan’s new Ambassador the St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Yoshimasa Tezuka.
Prime Minister Douglas in welcoming Ambassador Tezuka said St. Kitts and Nevis needs Japanese assistance to train Kittitians and Nevisians in auto mechanic, refrigeration, small engine repairs and maintenance among several areas.
Ambassador Tezuka, who earlier presented his credentials to Governor General His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, was told St. Kitts and Nevis looks forward to consolidating and strengthening its already good cooperation with its Asian nation.
The Japanese diplomat thanked Prime Minister Douglas for the kind message received from him following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated a part of Japan.
He told Dr. Douglas that Japan was willing to provide assistance in the areas identified by Prime Minister Douglas and noted recent training in the areas of waste management and fishing.
Ambassador Tezuka is visiting the Japanese-funded Basseterre Fisheries Complex and the Old Road Fisheries Complex on Friday and will on Monday sign the agreement for the new Fisheries Complex to be constructed in Nevis.