Deputy Prime Minister Condor praises outgoing Taiwan Ambassador Wu

St. Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Sam Condor (left) paying tribute to outgoing Republic of China on Taiwan Ambassador Rong-Chuan Wu (c) as Prime Minister and other Cabinet Ministers and invited guests listen.

BASSETERE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER 7TH 2010 (CUOPM) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Minister Hon. Sam Condor has praised the commitment to the development in the field of education of outgoing Ambassador of the Republic of China on Taiwan, His Excellency Rong-Chuan Wu..

“He came at a time when we were launching our White Paper on Education and he had an extremely important input in the areas of information technology,” said Minister Condor, who was Minister of Education at the time.

Speaking at a farewell luncheon hosted by Prime Minister the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Wu played a pivotal role in increasing the scholarship programme with the Republic of China on Taiwan.

“He came to us with his own unique and indomitable style and we want to thank him very much for his significant contribution during his tenure,” said the Deputy Prime minister, who noted that Ambassador Wu also greatly assisted in the area of non-sugar agriculture.

Pointing out that Taiwan was the first country in the world to establish diplomatic relations when the twin-island Federation attained political independence 27 years ago this month, Deputy Prime Minister Condor said the Asian nation “has been extremely good to the Government and the People of St. Kitts and Nevis.”

“We value this friendship and we believe that Ambassador Wu in his short stint has served to strengthen and deepen that relationship and we want to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Government and People of the Republic of China on Taiwan for the outstanding contribution that they continue to make,” said Mr. Condor.

“We wish you well. We wish you good health and prosperity and may you continue to work in the development of humanity and mankind,” said Deputy Prime Minister Condor, who in closing assured Ambassador Wu that the Federal Government’s Foreign Policy Programme to give international support to the Republic of China on Taiwan will be enunciated in the National Assembly.

Since the Labour Party Administration took office in July 1995, Taiwan has upgraded its Consulate in St. Kitts and Nevis to an Embassy and appointed its first Resident Ambassador.

St. Kitts and Nevis opened a Consulate in Taipei in 2007 and upgraded to an Embassy with the appointment of Her Excellency Ms. Jasmine Huggins as St. Kitts and Nevis’ first Resident Ambassador to Taiwan.

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