Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
January 22, 2008 (CUOPM)
St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says his government has no intention of severing diplomatic relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan in favour of mainland China.
“We took an informed position that we would prefer to support Taiwan because Taiwan at the moment can bring the greater support in the advancing of the economic, social and political development of the people, that is what we pursue in our foreign policy,” Prime Minister Douglas told reporters during the recent OECS Heads of Government Meeting in Roseau, Dominica.
The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) is reporting the St. Kitts and Nevis leader as saying that the twin-island Federation was interested in the further development of its citizens and that Taiwan best reflect that policy.