St Kitts and Nevis: Dr Terrance Drew, Prime Minister of the Federation, has stated that he will be making his first official trip as the PM of the country to Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China, as the PM of the country in November. St Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan have shared the relationship since 1983.
Prime Minister Drew made the announcement during the Taiwan National Day Health Walk on October 8, Saturday, which marked the 111th National Anniversary of Taiwan. The Independence ceremony will be held on October 10, Monday.
Prime Minister, who also works as Minister of Finance, National Security, Citizenship and Immigration, praised the bond between both nations and highlighted that the countries have stood up with each other during the testing times.
Prime Minister Terrance Drew addressed the public, who participated in the health walk, and announced, “I and my cabinet will make the first ever visit to Taiwan in November.”
Furthermore, he thanked the Republic of China for inviting them and stated, “I want to thank the Republic of China (Taiwan) who will have us there.”
He also announced that the Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, will also accompany him to the official trip, along with other ministers of Nevis Island Administration. “So it is just a demonstration that St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan continue on the strong path of great relations,” highlighted Prime Minister Drew.
After witnessing the success of the Health Walk, Prime Minister asserted that this act celebrates the strong relationship between the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan. The bond started in the year when St Kitts and Nevis attained its Independence and became a country of its own.
The Health walk was also attended by Premier of Nevis Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Tourism Marsha Henderson, Minister of Sustainable Development Dr Joyelle Clarke, former Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris and former deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards.