The Vema Seamount Authority, His Mount Vema Majesty King Peter J Goldishman has issued an invitation today for a work visit for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Mount Vema in early November of 2020.
The invitation is not for a state visit because by 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for a formal visit from a head of state of a foreign country, to show its intention for a deeply friendly relations between the two nations, which tend to be characterised by extravagant ceremonies.
In 2020, Mount Vema will not be ready for an official visit either, which generally has significantly less ceremony surrounding it but still needs a significant amount of logistics.
What the Vema Seamount has issued today, is an invitation for a working visit, which simply means a foreign head of state can visit the territory and requires no ceremony on the part of the host nation.
If confirmed, the invitation would enable South Africa and Mount Vema to hold bilateral talks during the visit, discuss logistics, trade, and regional security, according to people close to the Monarch.
Law of the Sea Treaty (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea)
MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships)
The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963
The Right to Self-Determination
Many believe because our community is not a member of the United Nations and is only just over a decade old, doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema is not possible for foreign nationals and foreign companies seeking to take advantage of the business opportunities the floating city project is creating. Nothing could be further from the truth. The territory doesn't need a United Nations membership to function as a sovereign territory, or to exercise its inalienable right for self-determination