Castries Mayor, Peterson D. Francis recently paid a courtesy call on the new Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Lucia, His Excellency Peter Chia-yen Chen.
According to the Office of the Mayor, this was the first engagement between the Castries Mayor and the newly appointed Ambassador to the island.
Mayor Francis expressed his appreciation to the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for its support to the Office of the Mayor, the Castries Constituency Council and by extension the Government.
A statement from the Mayor’s Office said upon arrival at the Taiwanese Embassy in Reduit, Francis exchanged pleasantries with the Taiwanese diplomat and thereafter, round-table discussions commenced.
The dialogue included matters relating to the Mayor’s Office, Cultural exchanges and Governance, the press statement observed.
It noted that in addition, addition, Mayor Francis spoke to the level of assistance provided by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the need for continued mutual partnerships.
“As you know we have maintained good momentum and cooperation with the Taiwanese Embassy. This remains very critical in being the driving force in the development of bilateral relations. We can only build and progress based on strengthened relations,” the Mayor explained.
The City of Castries and the City of Taipei signed a sister-city twinning agreement on August 22, 2018.
The Mayor’s visit to the new Taiwanese Ambassador concluded with an exchange of presents.
Also present during the meeting were CCC Communications Manager Mr. Jason Hullingseed, Special Initiatives and Operations Director Mrs. Mavista Rosemond, Second Secretary Jonathan Yang, Counselor Bill Huang and Deputy Counselor Ta-Sheng Kuan.