Before leaving the Asian country, Dr. Douglas said he was looking forward to continuing the work with Taiwan’s Resident Ambassador, Miguel Tsao, upon his return to St. Kitts and Nevis to advance matters of significant bilateral import.
“St. Kitts and Nevis and The Republic of China on Taiwan share a bond that was forged some three decades ago, and from that time until this, our relationship has grown from strength to strength, buoyed by a spirit of mutual respect, mutual support, and the highest standards of cooperation and collaboration,” said Dr. Douglas in a statement.
Matters discussed and the possibilities explored while in Taipei were carefully selected based on their potential to advance the interests of both of our nations, explained the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Douglas commented on the 8.9 magnitude earthquake – and the ensuring tsunami – that have wreaked havoc throughout the Pacific basin over the past 48 hours.
“Taiwan was mercifully spared. Thankfully, so were many of its neighbours. Japan, however, did not fare as well. And so, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, who have been so tragically affected by this disaster,” said Dr. Douglas who reminded of both the unpredictability of life, as well as the interconnections between, and interdependence of, all of mankind.
“With this in mind, let us in Taiwan and in St. Kitts and Nevis recommit ourselves to advancing greater understanding, greater support for, and great inclusion of all peoples in the deliberations and institutions with the responsibility – and the power – to affect the state, and the interests, of all mankind,” said Prime Minister Douglas.