PM Douglas Addressing Taiwan Trade Expo
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 16, 2011 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis has underscored the need for businesses and government to engage in positive and productive endeavors that promote good value, outstanding service and the sustainability of business growth and development.
“In these challenging times and in the context of a small island nation and economy, our investments and consumerism should effectively work in favour of modernization and human resource development, especially when we view the future through the eyes of energy needs, technology and development, health and productivity,” said Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas at the formal opening of a two-day Taiwan Trade Expo at the Royal St. Kitts Hotel.
He told scores of invited guests including government officials, local businessmen and women, students of tertiary and secondary educational institutions and representatives of several Taiwanese businesses from the American State of Florida, that the current environment leaves creative room for business to develop and promote products and services that have a high index rating for developmental purposes, particularly for the so-called developing countries.
“I am impressed with the interesting products being promoted via the Expo, showcasing, among other things, fashion accessories, solar energy, computers, electronics, furniture and communications technologies,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who pointed out that the Expo presents an important interactive opportunity that it could and would drive further trade exploits that are of mutual benefit to all concerned.
In welcoming the visiting business leaders, Dr. Douglas hope that the exposure of products and services to the Federation would lead to mutually profitable arrangements or relationships in the months and years ahead.
“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis pursues a vibrant relationship with the Government and people of the Republic of China Taiwan,” said Prime Minister Douglas, who during a recent Official Visit to Taiwan held discussions with Government and Business leaders on a range of matters pertinent to the continuing economic development of both islands.
Dr. Douglas said the strong relationship between Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis has been exemplified by the spirit of mutual support, trust, and respect, and by pursuing the highest levels of co-operation and collaboration.
“This is something that we are quite proud of over the past decades, as we continue to find ways to advance business relations between our countries. This Expo, therefore, is a tangible means that facilitates business interaction and opportunities,” said Prime Minister Douglas.