St Lucia Foreign Minister Heads to Taiwan

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 22, 2013

Above: Liberty Square inTaipei (Taiwan Tourism)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Lucia Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste departed Friday for a visit to Taiwan.

The trip is a “fact-finding journey,” according to Taiwan Ambassador to St Lucia James CP Chang.

Baptiste’s visit, which will include meetings with President Ma Ying-jeou and Foreign Minister David YL Lin, will conclude on March 30. He will also meet with Taiwan’s Minister of Transportation, Economic Affairs and the CEO of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, among others.

The trip is the result of an invitation by Taiwan’s government.

During St Lucia’s most recent election campaign in 2011, current St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony had said his government could might consider severing ties with Taiwan in favour of a return to relations with China if elected.

Following his victory — and a committee established to review that idea — Anthony announced St Lucia would retain its ties with Taiwan. https://www.caribjournal.com2012/09/12/st-lucia-to-maintain-ties-with-taiwan/

In a release, St Lucia’s government said the trip was an effort to “continue strengthening the relationship” between the two sides.

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]

The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]

The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]

Related Posts jetblue antigua nonstop pineapple

Caribbean Hotels Seeing Holiday Booking Surge

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s looking to be a very Merry Christmas for the Caribbean. With a quick rebound from this fall’s hurricanes, the Caribbean’s hotel industry is reporting a surge in holiday bookings, according to the Caribbean Hotel […]

Why You Need to Visit the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival

Saint Lucia Jazz at Lincoln Center

By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the must-visit food Caribbean festival of 2018: the Saint Lucia Food and Rum Festival, which returns in January with a new schedule and an appearance by one of the world’s top chefs, Marcus Samuelsson. […]

Hilton Continues Caribbean Expansion in Playa del Carmen

hilton caribbean

By the Caribbean Journal staff Hilton’s ramped-up Caribbean expansion shows no signs of slowing down. The company opened its second new Caribbean property this month with the debut of The Fives Downtown Hotel and Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton, in […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You