BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, June 4, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris is currently on an official visit to the Republic of China on Taiwan, where he is expected to hold several high level meetings aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Honourable Prime Minister’s trip came as a courtesy of the Government of Taiwan.
While there, Prime Minister Harris will make an official call on Taiwanese President, Her Excellency Tsai Ing-wen and other high level officials during the week-long working visit.
Dr. Harris is accompanied on his trip by Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Josephine Huggins; Ambassador and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, His Excellency Michael Powell; St. Kitts and Nevis’ Resident Ambassador in Taiwan, Jasmine Huggins; Senior Assistant Secretary, Chelesa Rawlins; Assistant Secretary, Jacqueline Prentice; Consultant, Warren Thompson and Superintendent of Police, McCarta Browne.
Resident Taiwanese Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou is accompanying the Prime Minister’s delegation on the official visit.
In 1983, Taiwan became the first country to establish diplomatic relations with the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis – a relationship that has proven mutually beneficial.
Most recently, the Government of the Republic of Taiwan has assisted St. Kitts and Nevis in its crime fighting efforts, particularly in terms of enhancing the country’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) project.
The Governments of St. Kitts-Nevis and Taiwan also entered into a formal arrangement that would see police cooperation between the two countries. This cooperation agreement provides for a law enforcement personnel exchange, to include a technical component and study opportunities in Taiwan.