PM Douglas hails Taiwan’s achievements on 100th National Day

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas (left) and President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou at the Presidential Palace in Taipei wearing their decorations. (Photo by Erasmus Williams)

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, OCTOBER 10TH 2011 (CUOPM) – The people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) have impressed and inspired persons throughout the globe with their strong work ethic, commitment, generosity and a keen sense of efficiency throughout its 100-year history.

St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas in a personal message to Taiwan’s President His Excellency President Ma Ying-jeou to mark the 100th National Day on Monday said these “attributes combined to transform an agricultural-based economy into a global technological powerhouse that has contributed greatly to the international community.”

“Further, the democratic traditions of the Republic of China (Taiwan), as well as respect for human rights and adherence to the rule of law, has taken firm root in the psyche of your people and under your distinguished leadership, Taiwan is poised to celebrate its achievements with pride and looks towards a future filled with optimism and confidence,” Prime Minister Douglas said in his message.

Dr. Douglas said the Government and people of the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis “is pleased to have accompanied you these last twenty eight years and convey our ardent wish for continued peace, happiness and prosperity for your great country now, and in the years to come.”

“In recommitting the Government and people of St. Christopher and Nevis to an enduring friendship based on mutual respect and shared values, I offer you, President Ma, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem,” said Prime Minister Douglas, in extending “warm and sincere congratulations to the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) on the momentous milestone of the centennial founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan).”

During an Official Visit to Taipei in March, Prime Minister Douglas was conferred “The Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon” by the President MaYing-jeou.

Prime Minister Douglas also used the occasion to confer “The Order of St. Christopher and Nevis” on the Taiwanese leader.

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