Mayor, Consul General and Council Chief Executive Unveil Plaque

Thursday 12th December 2019

The official plaque for Saint (St.) Vincent and the Grenadines’ Consulate General was unveiled this week at Bangor Castle by Consul General Dr Christopher Stange and the Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Bill Keery.

Plaque unveiled at Bangor Castle

It will be installed on the Consulate General buildings in Comber both internally and externally.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines established diplomatic relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on its Independence Day - October 27, 1979 and Ireland on April 30, 2015.

Dr Stange said: “Our Government’s commitment to expand its diplomatic network will contribute to a further strengthening of relations and mutual cooperation between our countries, adding great value to the existing ties.”

Alderman Keery said: “I welcome the establishment of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Consulate General in Northern Ireland and I’m delighted that the Consulate General has chosen to have a diplomatic presence in Ards and North Down. It has been 40 years since St. Vincent and the Grenadines established diplomatic relations here and we’re looking forward to exploring new opportunities while continuing to strengthen our relationship in the future.”

The newly opened Consulate General of St. Vincent and The Grenadines in Northern Ireland becomes the Caribbean country’s third Consulate General established around the world, after New York (USA) and Toronto (Canada).

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recently become the smallest country in the world to serve as a United Nations Security Council Seat Holder - a post it takes up on 1 January, 2020, for two years.

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