According to Yeh, Saint Lucia has selected a location in Taipei and is finalizing the details of setting up its embassy there for the first time. Yeh added that the embassy is scheduled to open in June. Senior officials will attend the opening ceremony.
During a visit to Taiwan last month, Saint Lucia’s minister for external affairs, international trade and civil aviation, Alva Baptiste, said the purpose of his visit was to look for a location to establish an embassy in an effort to strengthen bilateral ties.
Taiwan and Saint Lucia have maintained close cooperation in public health, education, infrastructure and culture since the two countries resumed diplomatic relations in 2007 following a ten-year hiatus. Of Taiwan’s 22 diplomatic allies, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines are the only two countries that have not yet set up embassies in Taiwan.