Saint Lucia relationship ‘under control’: minister

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 08, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Javier Hou (侯清山) yesterday denied that there are

Premier Lin Chuan, left, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Javier Hou answer lawmakers’ questions at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

any diplomatic issues with Saint Lucia, after Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee (李大維) on Monday told lawmakers that relations with one or more of the nation’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean are “kind of unstable.”

Diplomatic relations with Caribbean nations are somewhat unstable, Lee said, but added “they are still under control.”

It has been speculated that Saint Lucia — one of Taiwan’s 12 diplomatic allies in Central and South America and the Caribbean Community — might be the nation in question, as Taiwan’s ambassador to Saint Lucia has recently been replaced, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Jason Hsu (許毓仁) told the media on Monday.

Hou denied that the situation was unstable.    [FULL  STORY]

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