St. Kitts and Nevis Plans Establishing An Embassy In Taiwan

Source: Suelika N. Buchanan/

(Basseterre; St. Kitts) Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Industry and Commerce, Timothy Harris is presently in Taiwan. While there he is going over plans with President Chen Shui-bian about St. Kitts and Nevis establishing an embassy there.

According to the CNA News out of Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian on Tuesday, July 18, welcomed the plan from the minister where an ambassador will also be established in Taiwan.

Chen promised that he will offer any necessary assistance to facilitate early completion of the plan.

The president made the remarks while receiving Minister Harris on his visit to Taiwan.

During the meeting, Harris invited Chen to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony of the 2007 Cricket World Cup to be held at the newly constructed Warner Park, in St. Kitts. Harris also expressed hope that if a St. Kitts and Nevis embassy was set up in Taiwan it would demonstrate the two countries’ close friendship.

Chen noted that Harris has been very supportive of the Republic of China since he was appointed foreign minister, and that Harris put forth proposals in 2004 and 2005 in support of Taiwan’s bid to join the United Nations.

Chen then extended his appreciation to Rupert Emanuel Herbert, health minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, for supporting Taiwan’s bid to take part in the World Health Organization during this year’s World Health Assembly held in Geneva in May.

The news report also stated that Chen said he was honored that six matches will be held in St. Kitts and Nevis during the 2007 Cricket World Cup. In particular because of Taiwan’s help in the construction of St. Kitts and Nevis’ cricket field.

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