Taiwan Honours Outgoing Saint Lucia Ambassador

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Saint Lucia’s outgoing Ambassador to Taiwan, Edwin Laurent, has been awarded Taiwan’s Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon.

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, standing in for President Tsai Ing-wen, presented the award at a ceremony on Monday.

The Order of Brilliant Star is a civilian order recognising outstanding contributions to Taiwan’s development.

In 1941 Taiwan instituted the honour received by domestic and foreign nationals.

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In an interview with Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA), the outgoing Saint Lucia Ambassador said that he will continue to support peace and security for Taiwan and promote good bilateral relations as a private citizen.

Laurent said an essential aspect of his work in Taipei has been promoting people-to-people ties between Saint Lucia and Taiwan through participation in events such as trade and cultural shows.

CNA quoted him as saying that he sees Taiwan as a freedom-loving country in which the people are committed to the principle of democracy, respect for human rights, and all freedoms.

And Laurent said the country will always hold a special place in his heart.

Headline photo: Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (right) confers the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon on Saint Lucian Ambassador Edwin Laurent in a ceremony on March 7. Photo courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Should have been put out to pasture long time ago. this guy is at least 80 now!! my gosh!!! addiction to govt money is a ting!!

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