(ZIZ News) — A celebration in observance of the 105th National Day of the Republic of China Taiwan took place in the form of a National Day reception in the presence of government officials on Friday.
In addressing the gathering at the Ocean Terrace Inn, Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Shawn Richards congratulated the people of the Republic of China Taiwan, stating, “We celebrate with the people of Taiwan in the same way we celebrate the birthday of a brother because the Republic of China has been a brother. From our own inception 33 years ago we have had the support, encouragement and love of the people of Taiwan and for this we say thank you.”
Hon. Ian liburd also congratulated the Republic of China Taiwan on the 105th milestone and pledged the government’s continued support.
“On behalf of the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, I convey congratulations on this the 105th anniversary celebration of the Republic of China Taiwan. Our government wishes to pledge to continue to strengthen and deepen our relationship. We remain committed to advocating your cause in the international arena. We vow to continue being good friends. As the old adage says, ‘a friend in need is a friend indeed’”, he said.
Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China Taiwan His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou spoke of his country’s achievements over the past millennium.
He spoke specifically of the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China Taiwan.
“In celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, I would like to pay special appreciation to Dr. Rt. Hon. Sir. Kennedy Simmonds and his then government. Without his firm and resolute decision in 1983, Taiwan could not be the first country to establish diplomatic ties with the federation of St. Christopher and Nevis. Because of his wise and farsighted determination, we can stand here to celebrate this anniversary,” the ambassador noted.
The National Day of the Republic of China Taiwan is observed on October 10th.