PM Dr. Terrance Drew begins 7-day state visit to Taiwan

Prime Minister Dr. Terrance Drew has arrived in Taiwan where he, and his delegation, will seek to strengthen the existing diplomatic bonds between both countries. 

Also part of the official delegation are Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senior Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Marcus Natta, Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley, Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Naeemah Hazelle, Special Envoy for Healthcare, Dr. Frank Laws, and Director of the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service, Sherema Matthew.

Dr. Drew’s wife Daini Prince-Drew, has also accompanied him on the trip to Taiwan.

This is Prime Minister Drew’s first visit to Taiwan since the new president, Dr. Lai Ching-te, was sworn into office in May this year.

Following his arrival on Saturday morning, Dr. Drew got straight to work and provided an update on some of the activities he is expected to undertake on his state visit.

“Our delegation arrived safely in Taiwan on Saturday morning for an official state visit, where we were welcomed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Lin Chia-lung.

“I will meet with the President, H.E. Dr. Lai Ching-te, on Monday, as our two countries continue to strengthen our bilateral ties and explore new pathways for cooperation.

“Upon our arrival this morning, we immediately went to the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis to meet with nationals living and studying in Taiwan, as well as to personally congratulate the recent graduates,” said Dr. Drew.

According to a statement from Prime Minister Dr. Drew’s press attaché, he also, “…highlighted the strong and fruitful diplomatic relations that have existed between St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan since the twin-island Federation’s Independence in 1983.” 

“Today, we stand on a solid foundation of diplomatic engagement, which has resulted in practical and tangible solutions to many of the challenges we face as one of the smallest nations in the world. We firmly believe that Taiwan has much to contribute in addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues, be they related to healthcare, economics, agriculture, industry, culture, or overall development,” said Drew.

The state visit to Taiwan concludes on 27th June, 2024.

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