By: Fan Cheng-hsiang and Frances Huang
Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全), currently on a visit to St. Lucia, has
affirmed that Taiwan’s relations with the Caribbean island country are strong and could even become closer.
Su wrote on his Facebook page that he and Prime Minister Allen Chastanet discussed cooperation between the two countries at a breakfast meeting Friday and that they both hoped for closer ties in the future.
Su did not elaborate on what closer ties might entail, other than a vague reference to expanding exchanges and cooperation, but he said he had faith in the strong friendship between the two countries because Taiwan and St. Lucia have been true partners in pursuing sustainable development.
The legislative speaker left Taiwan Wednesday for St. Lucia for a seven-day trip as President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) special envoy to celebrations marking its 40th anniversary of independence.