Foreign Minister Brantley meets with his Taiwanese Counterpart

Continuing his robust diplomatic engagements to strengthen even further the close bond of friendship between St Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation and Premier of Nevis, the Honourable Mark Brantley had a very warm and cordial meeting with his Taiwanese counterpart, H.E. Dr Jaushieh Joseph Wu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs early today.

Minister Brantley reiterated the Federation’s commitment to continuing the advocacy for Taiwan’s participation as a valued member of the international community. He stated that Taiwan possesses a wide array of expertise that qualifies it as a country capable of making significant contributions worldwide and that Taiwan’s voice must not be silenced. Minister Brantley highlighted as an example Taiwan’s excellent work in Africa with respect to the Ebola crisis.

While Minister Brantley had the ear of his Taiwanese colleague, he mentioned some important areas for further cooperation, including increasing the number of scholarships for our students, infrastructural development and economic opportunities for SME’s.

In his response, Foreign Minister Wu expressed deep appreciation, not only of the Government but also the people of Taiwan for the staunch support of St Kitts and Nevis globally, and explained Taiwan’s commitment to continue to lend support towards the Federation’s social and economic development.

Minister Brantley shared his excitement about the imminent visit of Minister Wu to St Kitts and Nevis and expressed his readiness to receive him and his delegation.

Minister Brantley was accompanied by members of his delegation- the Hon. Spencer Brand, Minister of Communications, Public Works et al, Nevis Island Administration, Ms Kaye Bass and Mr Wakely Daniel, Permanent Secretaries in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aviation and the Premier’s Ministry, respectively and H.E. Jasmine Huggins, Ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis to the Republic of China (Taiwan).”

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