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Pierre Supports Peaceful Government Transitions During Taiwan Visit

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Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, has voiced support for peaceful government transitions on his current official visit to Taiwan.

“We do not believe in invasions, we do not believe in the use of force, we believe in peaceful transitions of government,” Pierre said during an interview on Wednesday at the Embassy of Saint Lucia in Taipei.

As reported by Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA), the Saint Lucia Prime Minister said his country does not believe in interference in the internal affairs of other countries and chooses to be a diplomatic ally with Taiwan.

“We believe in all states having responsibility for their own foreign policy, we do not interfere in the internal relations of states,” Pierre said.

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In addition, he said it was Saint Lucia’s choice to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Taiwan and Saint Lucia established diplomatic relations in 1984.

But the ties ended in 1997 when Saint Lucia switched recognition to China.

In April 2007, Saint Lucia and Taiwan reestablished diplomatic relations, and Beijing severed formal ties with Castries.

According to CNA, the news organisation asked Pierre whether China had asked his administration about establishing official diplomatic relations.

“We respect the sovereignty of Taiwan, we respect the sovereignty of all states, we do not believe in interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, so we’ve chosen now to be diplomatic ally of Taiwan, and that’s what we are,” Pierre told the news agency.

The Saint Lucia Prime Minister arrived in Taiwan on Monday for a five-day state visit, his first as Prime Minister.

Pierre took up the post following his Saint Lucia Labour Party’s landslide election win after the July 26, 2021, general elections.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. See what transpires when you send a manchild to do a mans job!

    Pierre and the SLP do not believe in invasions or use of force, they believe in peaceful transitions.
    In real terms This sounds like you do not believe that China should takeover Taiwan by force but by peaceful means. In other words you support the One China policy.

    In diplomacy you cannot be ambivalent or mince words unless you get it right. The Taiwanese must be pissed that marchand pierre travels thousands of miles to their home to say such disloyal double speak.

    All he had to say is that he came to Taiwan to honour them in their sovereignty and thank them for the amazing assistance over the years.
    Instead he leaves having given tacit approval for China to take over Taiwan ‘by peaceful means”.

    The Labour Party is so used to giving a 6 forca 9 they cannot even get that right.

    Lucians – watch your bread!

  2. Pierre again showing lack of ability to stand for anything… very weak statement and just overall showing the charateristics of an extremely weak and dangerous leader …. no agenda …but will sell his soul for gain.

  3. Over the years Taiwan has invested Billions in war defense against the main land of China, the reason is because the wont give in to the threatful demands of one of the most powerful countries militarily in the world. This is in contrast to the statement that Pierre made to the Taiwanese, a friendly Government to St.Lucia. Taiwan is strong and has the backing of the U.S. in case of war, that’s perhaps way the main land China hesitates to invade, Taiwan will not go smoothly. Pierre should be educated when talking to whomever abroad, not to repeat the same old crap that he does in St. Lucia – Father God, grant him the required wisdom; Amen.

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