Dr. Denzil Douglas described the Taiwanese economic approach as one built solidly on four key pillars: Industry, Individuals, Investment and Information, according to a recent Government release.
Dr. Douglas praised the Taiwanese President, saying that it has been his leadership that has allowed Taiwan to weather the global economic downturn and to expand its International space.
The Prime Minister said that despite the uneasy economic times, President Ma Ying-jeou, has pursued a policy of flexible diplomacy as a strategy for effecting permanent peace across the Taiwan Straits.
“This is admirable and it is our belief that it bodes well for the future of South-East Asia. Despite the challenges of our times a rare opportunity has arisen for Taiwan to bend the arc of destiny of not only the noble people of this nation, but those of the entire region, towards peace, freedom and prosperity,” the Prime Minister said,
“While you anticipate an extremely busy year as you continue to steer your economy through this difficult period, we sincerely hope that in the near future you will be able to pay a visit to Saint Christopher and Nevis to enjoy our unique brand of Kittitian and Nevisian hospitality and to witness first hand, the ongoing collaborative efforts between your government and mine,” said Dr. Douglas
The partnership between the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China on Taiwan has been productive, resulting from the strong support from the Government and People of Taiwan, said Dr. Douglas on Thursday.
“We note with pleasure the many gains St. Kitts and Nevis have made in the areas of Agriculture, Education and Technology, just to name a few
The Prime Minister’s remarks came after bestowing “The Order of St. Christopher and Nevis” on the President of the Republic of China on Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, and he (Dr. Douglas), receiving “The Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon” from his host.
The Prime Minister is currently paying an official visit to Taiwan.