Governor General in Taiwan for Independence celebrations

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 9th October, 2018, (MyVueNews.com) – St. Kitts & Nevis continues to be one of the strongest diplomatic friends of the people and government of Taiwan.

It was only late last week that both countries again demonstrated just how important the relationship is, when officials of the government in Basseterre showered praises and appreciation as Taiwan celebrated its independence, during a ceremony in Frigate Bay, on Friday, 6th October.

Now, as another show of support, the St. Kitts & Nevis’ Head of State, Governor General Tapley Seaton is now in Taiwan for ongoing celebrations there for National Day Celebrations.

While there, the Governor General will engage in various activities and visits, including a trip to the International Cooperation and Development Fund, which is a government funded agency responsible for foreign affairs programs.

Seaton is also down to attend various formal banquets and other events hosted by Taiwan’s President, Tsai-Ing-Wen. He will also take in various sites in the Asian country and will tour the National Palace Museum and a theatre.

The Governor General, who travelled to Taiwan on Monday, 8th October, is expected to be there for a five day period.

Taiwan became the first country to establish diplomatic ties with St. Kitts & Nevis, when the country gained independence in 1983, under Dr. Kennedy Simmonds, now a National Hero.

Photo above: Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Maria Liu (right) greets St. Kitts and Nevis Governor-General Sir Tapley Seaton at the airport.