Date: July 15, 2019
President Tsai Ing-wen (left) is joined by Mark A. G. Brantley, minister of foreign affairs and aviation for St. Kitts and Nevis and premier of Nevis, in breaking ground on the Pinney’s Beach Park Project July 14 in the Caribbean ally. (MOFA)
President Tsai Ing-wen arrived July 14 in St. Kitts and Nevis on the second leg of her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, Sustainability to Taiwan’s four Caribbean allies, according to the Presidential Office.
Upon touching down at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport, Tsai was greeted by Prime Minister Timothy S. Harris, other senior government officials and members of the Taiwan expatriate community. She received a military honor guard welcome before departing for her hotel in St. Kitts.
The next day, Tsai took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taiwan-St. Kitts and Nevis Pinney’s Beach Park Project. Overseen by Taipei City-headquartered International Cooperation Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), the eco-friendly and sustainable public recreation initiative is aimed at advancing tourism development in Nevis.
Prior to St. Kitts and Nevis, Tsai visited Haiti and held bilateral talks with President Jovenel Moise on a wide range of issues of mutual concern. These included cooperative projects centering on power grid upgrades, rice cultivation and solar-powered pumping systems. [FULL STORY]