#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas has sent a formal Note of congratulation to the Federal Republic of Germany on Sunday’s successful elections for its Bundestag, or Federal Parliament, and the election of Mrs. Angela Merkel as Chancellor for a fourth term. The Bahamas and Germany have successfully maintained cordial diplomatic relations since 1980.
Over the years, The Bahamas has benefited, among other things, from visa-free access for Bahamians to the Schengen States of which Germany is a member; technical assistance in diplomatic training and other areas; and the general benefits of the Latin American and Caribbean/European Union Summit process, and the Cotonou Agreement and Economic Partnership Agreement trade mechanisms of which both The Bahamas and Germany are a part.
In addition, there is a significant German business, tourism and second-home presence in The Bahamas, on Long Island in particular, which is a source of ongoing and positive connection between the two countries.
The Bahamas welcomes the opportunity to continue its cordial, beneficial and longstanding relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany.
Press Release: BIS