New Taiwan ambassador presents credential to Governor General

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 16th August, 2018 ( – The new ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ambassador Tom Lee, presented his credentials on 14th August to Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton.

In their meeting, matters of technology, in particular ICT development, were discussed.

Commenting on ICT development in the federation, Governor General Sir Tapley said, “You have been able to help here in terms of expansion with our ICT centre. That has made quite a difference in terms of our own people because it has provided them with the opportunity to be exposed to high level technology.”

Agreeing that Taiwan has substantial expertise in technology, Ambassador Lee remarked, “Taiwan, I think we are basically very good at ICT so in Taiwan you can see everybody using smart phones.”

During the meeting, Taiwan’s contribution to the development of St. Kitts and Nevis was noted.

This included the Land Administration Information System (LAIS). The governor general said the assistance given was appreciated, and as a lawyer, Sir Tapley said he welcomed the initiative, as establishing a dedicated land registry is essential to the ease of doing business.

Other areas of discussion included, the CCTV project on both islands that is part of the crime-fighting program of the Team Unity Government.

Sir Tapley said, “That’s very important because just like anywhere else we have issues of crime and so this is an important element and apparently there was a statement from the Ministry of National Security just a few days ago stating the positive impact that the CCTV has had, so already we are reaping dividends.”

Since arriving on island, Ambassador Lee met with several Government Officials including: Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris; Minister Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation; and Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, Minister of Education.

Top photo: Taiwan’s Ambassador Tom Lee (L) with Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton.

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