Deputy PM Hanley, AG Wilkin to attend inauguration of Taiwan’s new president

Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Geoffrey Hanley and Attorney General Garth Wilkin will attend the inauguration of President-elect Lai Ching-te of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (ROC) on Monday. 

Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew, leader of the St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party, was unable to attend as the organisation holds its 92nd annual National Conference today at Manhattan Gardens in Lime Kiln. 

The prime minister has conveyed his congratulations to President-elect Lai on behalf of the government and the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

“The attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Hanley and Attorney General Wilkin underscores the longstanding and robust diplomatic relationship between St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan), which was officially established on September 19, 1983,” a government statement announcing their travel said. 

“While in Taiwan, the Federal ministers are expected to participate in a number of bilateral engagements. They will also meet with St. Kitts and Nevis’ Resident Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), His Excellency Donya Francis, as well as nationals studying and residing in the ROC. 

“The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis looks forward to continuing and strengthening its bilateral relations with Taiwan under the leadership of President-elect Lai Ching-te,” the statement continued.

Deputy Prime Minister Hanley and Attorney General Wilkin will return to the country on 23rd May, 2024. 

President-elect Lai, also known as William Lai, was elected to become Taiwan’s next president on 13th January, 2024.


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Taiwan's president-elect, Lai Ching-te

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