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Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 31, 2018 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Dr. Lee Ta-Wei is to visit St. Kitts and Nevis, a reliable source in St. Lucia said Wednesday.

According to the source in Castries, Dr. Lee will visit St. Kitts and Nevis from February 2 to 5 after he completes an official visit to St. Lucia.

Former Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas made several Official Visits to Taipei and has met with then presidents Chen Shui-bian and Ma Ying-jeou, who made State Visits to Basseterre.

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wo Taiwan presidents, foreign ministers and Special Envoys have visited Basseterre during the Douglas administration.

In 2005, then ROC President Chen visited St. Kitts and Nevis and addressed the opening ceremony of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association 12th Annual Conference and Trade Show and signed a joint communiqué with Prime

Minister Douglas at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park.

In February 2013, Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Minister David Yung-lo Lin visited St. Kitts and Nevis and held talks with Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Patrice Nisbett and other members of the Cabinet.

In August 2013, then President of the R

epublic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou paid a State Visit to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at the invitation of then Prime Minister the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

In May 2016, President Ma visited Belize for his final call to the region just before he demitted office later that month.

Ma was succeeded by Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen. who visited some allies in the Caribbean in 2017. St. Kitts and Nevis was not on her itinerary.

During the visit to St. Lucia from January 30 to February 1, the Taiwan Foreign Minister has been meeting with St. Lucia’s Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and Public Service, Hon. Allen Chastanet and the Cabinet of Ministers.

St. Lucia and Taiwan also signed an Agreement on Police Cooperation and the Foreign Minister will visit the town of Soufriere.

The delegation includes Mr. Chou Lin, Director General of Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, MOFA and resident ambassador H.E. Douglas Shen, Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Lucia.

Photo 1 – Dr. Lee Ta-Wei

Photo 2 – President Chen and Prime Minister Douglas wave to a huge crowd after inspecting a Guard of Honour at the Presidential Palace in Taipei

Photo 3 – President Chen greets school children who welcomed him at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport

Photo 4 – President Ma and Prime Minister Douglas after Ma arrived at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport

Photo 5 – President Ma and Prime Minister Harris exchange copies of a new cooperation agreement signed in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly.

Photo 6 – President Ma and Prime Minister Douglas at the Presidential Palace in Taiwan

Photo 7 – Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Minister David Yung-lo Lin is welcomed by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Minister of Justice, Legal Affairs, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon. Patrice Nisbett at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport

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