Gov’t appoints Nuri Katz as Dominica’s resident ambassador to Russia

Katz is Dominica’s ambassador-designate to Russia

Roseau, Dominica (April 23, 2018) — The Government of Dominica has appointed Mr. Nuri Katz as Resident Ambassador to the Russian Federation, in its quest to fully establish a diplomatic presence in Russia and further develop the bilateral relations that exist between the two countries.

The Government of Dominica has received Agrément from the Russian authorities for Mr. Katz’s appointment and he will formally commence his duties as Ambassador of Dominica following the presentation of his credentials to the Head of State of the Russian Federation.

The Commonwealth of Dominica established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation almost twenty- two (22) years ago on May 19, 1995 and became the first Western Country to recognize Russian Sovereignty following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Government of Dominica has reaffirmed its commitment to continued collaboration with the Russian Federation to develop initiatives related to the common aspirations of our peoples.

From 1995 the two countries have enjoyed a meaningful partnership promoting mutual cooperation, at the level of both bilateral and multilateral relations. This has been beneficial to the Commonwealth of Dominica in a variety of sectors including human resource development and health.

Post-Hurricane Maria the Russian Federation’s provision of humanitarian assistance to the Commonwealth of Dominica included generators, building materials, food and other supplies.

Mr. Nuri Katz is a graduate of the McGill University in Montreal and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Russian Language. He is the founding member of a number of businesses in Canada, Russia and Ukraine.

Mr. Katz is a special advisor to the Hon. Prime Minister of Dominica on matters pertaining to the Russian Federation.

As Ambassador of Dominica to the Russian Federation, Mr. Nuri Katz will work closely with the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs to ensure effective implementation of Dominica’s foreign policy with regard to the Russian Federation.

Additionally, the Ambassador designate will be charged with the responsibility of representing Dominica’s interests as well as the interests of Dominican nationals residing in the Russian Federation.

The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs welcomes this appointment and looks forward to working with Ambassador-designate Mr. Nuri Katz.

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33 Comments

  1. April 24, 2018

    Dominica has become the cave for those that are running away from something which is not good to hear about.You are talking about a cats salary well, cats eat mice, meat, grass for medicine, fish and steal whatever they can get from other and even from the owners.sooner or later your cat might not be happy with what you have to offer they will run away with millions into another cave country.Nonetheless, we have welcomes people with shady past because we want to play in big peoples game after you have spent all your life on a little hilltop…What is next? Get ready to hear the most important part of the news concerning our new appointee.

  2. Fran
    April 24, 2018

    Yeah, I will admit from the offset, I don’t know much about this man and will need to read up. But, something smell fishy to me. why do we have diplomatic anything with Russia? are we trade partners of any goods or services?

  3. Rassheed
    April 24, 2018

    What’s Cats salary?

    • Dominican
      April 24, 2018

      If mr. Skerrit has played his cards right he will not have to pay His Excellency Katza a salary. The benefits that come with this appointment would be more than enough reward for the ambassador to cover his own expenses.

      • Anwar Al Masri
        April 25, 2018

        He doesn’t need to be paid as he is in the 2nd passport industry and now with the diplomatic title he can sell many more passports.

  4. Roots
    April 23, 2018

    Is Skerrit playing China against Russia? We now have two full time resident ambassadors in China and Russia but not even a high commissioner in Canada. Our P.M. thinks he can play games in the U.S. back yard? Well, he better think again before he gets his fingers burnt. Mossad listening too?

  5. I'M NOT A PRIME MISTAKE!!!
    April 23, 2018

    :?: A passport selling ambassador!!!

    • Dominican
      April 24, 2018

      Nuri Katz has the best end of the deal. Ambassadors like him are exempt from paying taxes, even import duty or vat (if applicable) in the receiving country, in this case Russia.

    • Anwar Al Masri
      April 25, 2018

      He is an authorized agent of our passport program … APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS (in Roseau) and APEX CAPITAL PARTNERS
      RIF TRUST INVESTMENTS LLC (in Dubai) … see the list of authorized agents on gov website (http://cbiu.gov.dm/authorised-agents/). No Mr. Katz has superhero powers to sell, and foreigners will buy from him as he is trusted by our government.

  6. Jah Kal
    April 23, 2018

    Dominicans that guy Katz show up again people remember Anglo Allien who warn about his guy he is back in your faces again we will hear more later .That’s very interesting.

    • MAD EURO
      April 24, 2018

      Since there is no more Angelo Alleyne to scrutinize the criminals, who the hell cares :lol: :lol: :lol: Is so we like it… crooks at the helm, so who make it make it and who sucking salt, well let them suck salt :lol: :lol: :lol:

  7. Pas toutes D/cien aveg
    April 23, 2018

    what about the Mahaut former MND, DLPite turn UWPite contested the election and the bielection who is currently working for some capitalist Russians,I thought Medard woud have tapped him and buy him like Issac.But Mr was a passport agent under UWP in the mid 90’s.

  8. My little take
    April 23, 2018

    Skerrit has a new Ambassador? Boy is either a wanted ambassador or a soon to be wanted ambassador. Just keep your ears open people.

  9. Too late
    April 23, 2018

    How much passport he have?

  10. zandoli
    April 23, 2018

    Did the government dig into this man’s background? Will this blow up in their faces just as our other representatives?

    • Anonymous
      April 24, 2018

      Sure they did , just like Francesco Corallo, Alison Madueke and Ali-Reza Monfared……..among others.

  11. we are watching you
    April 23, 2018

    Maybe he can talk the Russians into constructing a naval base in Portsmouth, a natural harbor, that would be good for the local economy. That’s if the Chinese do not do it first.

    • Toto
      April 25, 2018

      Boy, imagine that scenario. The Chinese will build it and lease it to the Russians. You think that is impossible, well I have news for you Dominica is not ours anymore. If not sold it is heavily mortgaged and that is my opinion.

  12. Real!!!!!!
    April 23, 2018

    Why would they leave out that Mr. Katz is an agent for CBI program with APEX Capital Partner.

    Question::
    Being the Ambassador for Russia does this provide the credibility he needs to sell our passport in Russia?

    This is all about passport SALES nothing about establishing relationship with Russian GOVT to create development opportunities for the poor Dominicans in this country.

  13. Jonathan Y St Jean
    April 23, 2018

    Well is now passports will sell. ?. Katz is an agent selling our nationality on the international market, and as an advisor to Skerritt has convinced him that he can get more passports sold with his new title and position.Isn’t this a conflict of interest and does Mr Katz hold Dominican citizenship? He is not just the holder of a diplomatic passport but he is our resident ambassador.The Russian government is not concerned about integrity and so will accept whomsoever Skerritt puts forward as ambassador.The country continues to go down the slippery slope is Skerritt’s desperation to achieve success for his tenure in office.

  14. Looking
    April 23, 2018

    A passport selling office will now be opened in Moscow.

    • UKDominican
      April 24, 2018

      There is one already:

      Apex Capital Partners
      25 Leontievsky Lane, 5th. floor , suite 505, 125009 Moscow, Russia

      See our Govts. official list of agents: cbiu.gov.dm/authorised agents/
      It makes interesting reading.

      • Looking
        April 24, 2018

        Oh. Interesting. I guess that’s payback for being the most successful passport selling enterprise. Dominica may soon set a new record (probably in the eastern Caribbean as it may already exist) as being the first country with a bigger diasporan population.

  15. Meself
    April 23, 2018
  16. Not A Herd Follower
    April 23, 2018

    Wasn’t Mr. Katz an Economic Citizenship Programme agent or seeking to be an agent? Is he a citizen of Dominica?

    • UKDominican
      April 23, 2018

      It would be logical to assume that he is a Dominican citizen but I do know he also holds passports from Canada, the U.S.A. and Israel (see the Moscow Times of 8Oct. 2013 – How Wealthy Russians buy a 2nd, passport). He is the founder Apex Partners, one of the government authorised agents for our CBI programme, with an office in Roseau. The contact person there, Lucina Bruno is a Russian speaker. I remember that one time he was interviewed by Angelo Allen on Q95, who expressed suspicions about mr. Katz.’ motives for promoting the sales of our citizenship

    • moi moi
      April 23, 2018

      oh yes he was and he is – ask Kenny Green

    • April 23, 2018

      He said on Angelo’s show, that he had 5 passports, To do ?????
      Another one that milking D/ca :-D :-D

      • anonymous2
        April 23, 2018

        Anyone with 5 passports from different countries is an agent all right. One has to ask which agency is he working for and what business is he really in.

      • Toto
        April 24, 2018

        Well Katz is German for cat. Cats supposed to have nine lives so he is looking for four more different passports.

      • April 24, 2018

        These guys only work for themselves :-D

  17. Truth Be Told
    April 23, 2018

    How can this statement be true? Is Cuba not in the Western hemisphere also? “The Commonwealth of Dominica established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation almost twenty- two (22) years ago on May 19, 1995 and became the first Western Country to recognize Russian Sovereignty following the collapse of the Soviet Union.” Did Dominica recognize Russian Sovereignty following the collapse of the Soviet Union before Cuba?

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