BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday January 16, 2012 – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to Taiwan following the re-election on Saturday of Dr. Ma Ying-jeou as President.
He said Ma’s attainment of 51 per cent of the votes to secure re-election is indicative of the confidence that the people Taiwan have placed in his ability, especially the peaceful approaches to mainland China, which regards Taiwan as a breakaway province.
“I am sure your country will continue to benefit from your great talent and experience. Indeed the road ahead will be filled with challenges and I assure you of my country’s firm support,” said Prime Minister Douglas in a congratulatory message.
“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis remains firmly committed to the friendship and fraternal goodwill that have characterized and guided the relationship. This we trust will continue to produce benefits of mutual advantage for both our countries,” said Dr. Douglas.
St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan established diplomatic relations in 1983, immediately after the Caribbean nation gained political independence from Britain. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)