Taiwan’s President to be inaugurated for a second term: Local embassy marks the occasion

ZIZ News…May 18, 2012 — Government Officials led by Prime Minister the Rt. Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas and members of the press were part of a simple but very important ceremony at the local Embassy of the Republic of China, Taiwan, to mark President Ma Ying-jeou’s inauguration for a second term in office next month.

In his welcome address the Taiwanese Ambassador praised the government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis for its support over the years and assured that his country will continue to work to make the relationship grow in the future. He said both countries are small in size but working together could make us talawah or huge.

Remarks at the ceremony were also made by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Sam Condor and Prime Minister the Rt. Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas who gave the congratulatory remarks. A toast to President Ma’s inauguration was also given by each speaker.

Deputy Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence is representing the Federation at the event in the Republic of China, Taiwan to be held May 20, 2012, at the Presidential Office in the morning, followed by an international press conference in the afternoon and a banquet at the Grand Hotel in the evening.

Some 600 guests have been invited to attend the banquet, including five heads of state from among Taiwan’s diplomatic allies and 223 foreign guests, as well as Taiwanese government officials and lawmakers, according to the office of the President.

The ceremony this morning ended with a luncheon.

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