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Remarks by Vice Minister Miguel Li-jey Tsao at the flag-raising ceremony in commemoration of Saint Lucia's 42nd anniversary of independence

  • Data Source:Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs
  • Date:2021-02-22

Ambassador Miguel Li-jey Tsao 
 Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs 
 Republic of China (Taiwan) 
February 22, 2021
(As Delivered )

Good morning!


It is a great honor to attend today's event commemorating the 42nd anniversary of Saint Lucia's independence. On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to our dear friends of Saint Lucia on this joyful occasion.


Over the past four decades, Saint Lucia has achieved great success, especially with regard to developing its business, investment, and tourism industries. Taiwan-Saint Lucia relations are based on a strong foundation of friendship and mutual assistance for mutual benefit. Thus, in addition to enhancing economic, diplomatic, and people-to-people ties, our governments have also expanded cooperation in public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwan's civil society has also provided antipandemic supplies and monetary donations, which were facilitated thanks to the tireless efforts of Ambassador Laurent. The friendship between Taiwan and Saint Lucia has deepened through our collaboration based on shared values. Looking ahead, I am confident that bilateral ties will only continue to strengthen, allowing us to enjoy an enduring and thriving partnership. 


In closing, I wish Saint Lucia and its people continued success and prosperity, as well as the best of health and happiness for you all. This year is the lunar year of the Ox, as President Tsai has said,牛轉乾坤,let's work together to turn the tide, beat this pandemic, and create a more prosperous economic outlook together this year of ox. Thank you!