Foreign minister inks Caribbean deals

JOINT EFFORT: Taiwan and St Lucia have signed an agreement and would work closely in combating international crimes, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 05, 2018
By: Lu Yi-hsuan  /  Staff reporter

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) yesterday concluded an official visit to the

Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee hands out an Asus laptop as a prize during an official visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, one of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies, in an undated photo.  Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

nation’s three diplomatic allies in the Caribbean, where he signed two bilateral agreements on police cooperation and diabetes prevention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Responding to invitations from Saint Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris, Lee led a delegation to the three nations late last month.

The nation’s relations with its Caribbean allies were in a state of flux, Lee said during a legislative session in March last year.

Particularly, the nation’s relations with St Lucia appeared to be unstable after Taiwan last year changed its ambassador there and because the two nations had severed diplomatic ties in 1997, before re-establishing them in 2007.    [FULL  STORY]

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