Saint Lucia has extended condolences on the passing of former Taiwan President, Lee Teng-hui.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital said Lee died Thursday evening after suffering from infections, cardiac problems and organ failure since being hospitalized in February.
“We extend condolences to the Government and People of the Republic of China (Taiwan) following the passing of the first democratically elected President of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui,” wrote Prime Minister Allen Chastanet on his official Facebook page.
Chastanet observed that President Lee, who served as Taiwan’s president from 1988 to 2000 and died at the age of 97, played a pivotal role in Taiwan’s peaceful transition to democracy.
“On behalf of the Government and People of Saint Lucia, I offer our deepest sympathies to Taiwan at this sad time,” the Saint Lucia PM stated.