Press Release:– Hon. Lenard Montoute, Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Empowerment, Mrs. Barbara Montoute and Hon. Edmund Estephane, Minister for Youth Development and Sports, visited Taiwan from August 6 to 10 at the invitation of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The purpose of their visit is to strengthen bilateral exchanges between Taiwan and Saint Lucia.
During their visit, the delegation called at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Culture, Sports Department and Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) and met with Saint Lucian students in Taiwan.
On August 7, the delegation visited Taiwan ICDF and conducted a thorough discussion on Taiwan’s cooperation projects in Saint Lucia with Dr. Lee Pai-po, Deputy Secretary General of Taiwan ICDF. Dr. Lee explained that Taiwan ICDF has cooperated closely with the government of Saint Lucia in the areas of agriculture, ICT, medical care and education, the achievements of which have been highly appreciated by the people of Saint Lucia. He promised that Taiwan ICDF will continue to introduce modern technologies to Saint Lucia through various projects. On behalf of the government of Saint Lucia, Minister Montoute expressed his deep appreciation for the consistent assistance from Taiwan government and will continue to expand and deepen the mutually beneficial ties between the two countries.
The delegation also visited the Lion township of Pingtung County, the sister city of Gros Islet township, to further enhance exchanges between the two local governments.