ON STATE VISIT, PRESIDENT TSAI ING-WEN PRAISES FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) AND THE FEDERATION OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 17, 2019 (SKNIS)—The President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Her Excellency Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, has extolled the strong friendship between her country and the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

In an interview with the Director General of The St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS), Lesroy Williams, at the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on July 15, where she toured the UNESCO World Heritage Site and hosted a luncheon, President Tsai showed her appreciation for St. Kitts and Nevis’ support especially in the international arena.

“St. Kitts and Nevis has been a very, very good friend of ours, and especially on the international stage, we always have this friend of St. Kitts and Nevis helping us so that the voices of the Taiwanese can be heard by the international community, so I came here to thank you for the help you have been extending to us over the years,” said President Tsai.

She added, “Secondly, we want to come and to have a personal experience of this beautiful country, and I must say that you have a very beautiful country here and coming with us at this time is our tourist business group, quite a number of them.” She said that the business group is “exploring the possibilities here to bring more Taiwanese tourists here to have a feel of what this beautiful country is like.”

President Tsai made history as the first female President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) when she was sworn in as the 14th president on May 20, 2016. She is the third President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to visit St. Kitts and Nevis but the only one to have visited Nevis.

His Excellency Chen Shui-bian visited in September 2005 and His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou visited in August 2013.

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