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Press Release:-  The Republic of China (Taiwan) was praised for its support to developing nations by Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet during an official visit to Taipei. Prime Minister Chastanet also expressed that Saint Lucia and Taiwan face similar challenges on the world stage and the two countries must continue to stand together.

The Prime Minister, along with a delegation which included Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Honourable Guy Joseph, Permanent Secretary in the Department of Finance Ms. Cointha Thomas and Permanent Secretary in the Department of Economic Development Mr. Phillip Dalsou, arrived in Taiwan on October 6th for the four day visit to discuss development issues and opportunities for further strengthening of the relationship between Saint Lucia and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The delegation was also honoured to take part in activities to mark Taiwan’s 107th National Day or Double Ten Day.

During remarks at the Military Parade, Prime Minister Chastanet congratulated the Government and People of Taiwan and re-affirmed Saint Lucia’s commitment to Taiwan, stating: “We, Saint Lucia, even if we are in the minority, stand shoulder to shoulder with Taiwan . . . We boldly reaffirm here as we did

in the World Health Assembly, the United Nations and elsewhere on the world stage our friendship.”

The official trip included a visit to the Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, a luncheon hosted by H.E. Dr. David Tawei Lee, Secretary-General of National Security Council, a state banquet and bilateral discussions between President Dr. Tsai Ing-wen and Prime Minister Chastanet. The government’s latest discussions with Taiwan include continued cooperation in the areas of technology, agriculture, trade and assistance in the area of infrastructure with financing for the redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport and road rehabilitation.

President Tsai Ing-wen for her part says that the two nations have strong and cordial bilateral ties and she hopes to visit Saint Lucia soon to personally witness its beauty.

President Tsai has also stated that Taiwan’s government will actively encourage top Taiwanese manufacturers to invest in infrastructure in Saint Lucia to help its development and elevate the partnership.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Infrastructure was being discussed and Agriculture but is Guy and his PS that made the trip. Anyways Chas hurry up and get the money to fix our Secondary Roads and our Schools. After so many years of neglect the schools need some serious attention. Then now to the other montong of a problem you inherited. Hospital in the South. Can the Taiwanese not help also and advertise for int’l consultants and contractors to show those so called big time Engineers and contractors can be shown what professionals do???

  2. Prime Minister Chastanet when you take all this money from the Chinese nation how are you going to pay the money back. You do know Chinese people do not like black people. Please make sure you will be able to pay China back her money. Because the lands of St Lucia belong to the natives of St Lucia.

  3. Ok if you don’t want us to make any effort to attract investment why not tell them the truth, we want your money but we don’t want you and we are not willing to break any eggs but we want chinese money free

  4. Chas tel China man we need new goverment buildings,new police headquarters,police need ,guns bullets,tasers,radars,alcohol testing equipment,vehicles,radios.No race track,no fancy horses.

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