According to a press release issued by the Communications Unit of the Prime Minister (CUOPM), Dr. Douglas will be leading a seven-member delegation on the official visit.
During the March 5th to 12th visit, the St. Kitts and Nevis leader will meet and hold separate talks with Taiwan President, His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou; Premier, His Excellency Wu Den-Yih and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Timothy C.T. Yang.
Prime Minister Douglas and his delegation – which includes Minister of Public Works, Utilities and Energy – Dr. Earl Asim Martin and Chief Secretary, Mr. Joseph Edmeade, will be guest of honour at a luncheon hosted by President Ma and a dinner hosted by Foreign Minister Yang.
Dr. Douglas will also visit the St. Kitts and Nevis Embassy in Taipei and meet with Ambassador Huggins and St. Kitts and Nevis students studying in Taiwan.
During the visit St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan are expected to sign a “Cooperation Programme on Model Tourism Farms.”
Other members of the delegation are Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Mrs. Hillary Hazel; Accountant General, Mr. Levi Bradshaw; Press Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mr. Erasmus Williams and Information Officer, Mr. Charles Jong.
While in Taiwan, Prime Minister Douglas and his delegation will visit Motech Industries, the largest solar cell manufacturer in Taiwan and one of the top ten manufacturers worldwide in terms of production capacity and output. In addition, Motech is also Taiwan’s leading provider of photovoltaic systems and photovoltaic inverters.
Visits will also be made to the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, the Xinsheng Park, the Lanyang Museum and the Horticulture Department at King Car Biotechnology Industrial Co. Ltd.
(Parts of this article were written with content submitted in a CUOPM press release)