Deputy PM – Sam Condor
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
October 14, 2011 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Sam Condor, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Radio Taiwan International and ZIZ Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC).
Mr. Condor was in Taipei to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (ROC).
RTI, one of the world’s oldest radio stations still in operation. is an online radio station broadcasting in 13 different languages, with a wide variety of programming including videotaped interviews.
The MOU that was signed by Deputy Prime Minister Condor allows for exchanges of news, information and cultural programmes agreed upon by both entities.
Mr. Condor was accompanied by the St. Kitts and Nevis’ Resident Ambassador in Taiwan, Her Excellency Jasmine Huggins.
In his remarks at the very impressive signing ceremony, attended by the Chairman of RTI and other government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, the Deputy Prime Minister stated that in addition to the honour of being invited to celebrate the centenary celebrations, he was pleased to have the opportunity to sign the MOU which would “begin a deepening and strengthening of collaboration between our National Radio Station, ZIZ, and Radio Taiwan International.”
Deputy Prime Minister Condor also noted, “the net effect of this excellent medium would be the exposure of both countries to a wider listening audience than was ever envisaged”¦.and affords a glorious opportunity for the disseminating of positive and relevant information to an audience never before captured.”
He also stated that the MOU would allow the people of the Federation and of Taiwan to develop a better understating of each other’s norms, traditions, and values which even if different, can be respected, accepted and appreciated.
Chairman of RTI Mr. Chang Rung Gong, in his statement at the ceremony also remarked on the exciting possibilities that now exist for closer collaboration between the two radio stations and expressed his great pleasure in singing the important document.
Chairman Chang and Deputy Prime Minister Condor both anticipated great achievements for the joint venture in the years to come.
Following the signing ceremony, Deputy Prime Minster Condor was interviewed by program host Mr. Carlson Wong on matters relating to the relations between the Federation and the ROC. The interview will be aired on RTI at a later date.