Douglas told the Taiwanese leader in a congratulatory message, following Saturday’s election, “I am sure your country will continue to benefit from your great talent and experience. Indeed the road ahead will be filled with challenges and I assure you of my country’s firm support.”
Douglas continued, “The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis remains firmly committed to the friendship and fraternal goodwill that have characterized and guided the relationship. This we trust will continue to produce benefits of mutual advantage for both our countries.”
“May I once again extend on my own behalf as well as the Government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis sincere congratulations on your second term in office and on all your future endeavours to further the cause of Freedom, Democracy and Prosperity in your beautiful country? Please accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
President Ma Ying-jeou was elected to a second four-year term as Taiwan’s president, giving him a renewed mandate to press for closer ties with China. Ma obtained over 51 percent of the votes.