(ZIZ News) – On Monday, Resident Taiwanese Ambassador, His Excellency George Gow Wei Chiou presented the keys to four new vehicles to the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The vehicles were secured using funds donated by the Government of the Republic of China, Taiwan in November of this year.
In his remarks, Ambassador Chiou said his government is committed to assisting St. Kitts and Nevis in preserving peace and security.
“The Government of the Republic of China, Taiwan does not only want to help the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis to fight criminals, we want to prevent criminal cases and we want to preserve the security of the society,” he said.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Mark Brantley accepted the donation and said it will only serve to strengthen the bonds between both nations.
He said, “It’s the season of sharing and good cheer and your Excellency, in this spirit, our governments continue to demonstrate its unwavering support and generosity to our people. It must be reiterated how pleased we are at the efforts of the Government of the Republic of China, Taiwan for strengthening its bilateral relations with our federation. Our relationship has been very fruitful and our people value tremendously Taiwan’s contribution to the overall development of our country.”
The minister went on to say that St. Kitts and Nevis will forever be grateful for the assistance provided by the Government of Taiwan over the last 32 years and stated that “the assistance rendered and the expertise shared by your government in the fields of education, trade, vocational training, agriculture, technology, energy, health, tourism and culture, social amenities and infrastructure and now security have served to safeguard the welfare of our people.”
ZIZ understands that the four new vehicles will be assigned to the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Security.