Taiwan President pledges continued friendship

Taiwan President at Hewanorra International Airport

President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Her Excellency Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, is back in Taiwan after a visit to St. Lucia and other Caribbean countries.

The Taiwan President visited St. Lucia from July 17th to July 19th. 

Saint Lucia was the final stop on the Caribbean tour of the President of Taiwan and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet spoke of the immense significance of the visit.

Prime Minister Chastanet said “this as is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen the relationship of our two countries. President Tsai and the People of Taiwan have been incredibly generous to Saint Lucia, making investments in the areas of agriculture, community development, sports, just to name a few”.

Speaking at one of the first activities for President Tsai, the sod-turning ceremony at the St Jude Hospital Reconstruction Site, the Prime Minister continued to explain the strong bond between Saint Lucia and Taiwan, noting the support that Taiwan has demonstrated for the hospital rebuilding project.

Prime Minister Chastanet went on to say that “Taiwan has been instrumental in the development of our country in many areas and it is our hope that this visit will give us an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation, and share our country’s beauty and culture with you. The fact that this is the third visit of a President of the Republic of China on Taiwan to Saint Lucia in eleven years, signifies the depth of the friendship shared by our two countries and the values which we both cherish and pursue.”