(ZIZ NEWS) — St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris, has extended congratulations to the Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan’s President-elect Her Excellency Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen.
In a letter to the new President, he wrote “I deem it an honour to extend heartiest congratulations to you on this momentous and historic occasion on the victory of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and your achievement in becoming the first female President-elect of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the recently held elections on January 16th 2016.”
Referring to the relationship between the ROC-Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Harris wrote “this relationship is cemented by our deep and abiding shared interests and values.”
He also expressed hope that under Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen’s leadership, the countries will continue to build upon this foundation and that the relations between St. Kitts and Nevis and Taiwan will continue to produce mutual benefits in the coming years.”
Dr. Tsai won 6.9 million votes or 56 percent of the total, beating the Kuomintang or Nationalist Party, which garnered 3.8 million votes or 31 percent of the total. A third party took the remainder.