PM Harris on official visit to Taiwan

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris received a warm reception early this morning upon his arrival at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in the Republic of China (Taiwan), where he is leading a St Kitts and Nevis delegation on a five-day official visit to the allied nation

While here, Harris will be conferred one of Taiwan’s highest non-military orders and decorations for his work in improving ties between the two nations.

He will hold discussions with Taiwan’s President Dr Tsai Ing-wen and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Jaushieh Joseph Wu, aimed at further strengthening the relationship between the twin island Federation and the ROC.

Additionally, Harris will use the occasion to visit St Kitts and Nevis’ Embassy in Taiwan and interact with staff members there, as well as nationals who are pursuing tertiary level education at various universities

The delegation will visit the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and digiBlock Taipei – a digital technology industrial park that aims to help Taiwan grow its augmented and virtual reality industry.

Harris is accompanied by ministerial colleague Ian Patches Liburd; resident ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis Tom Lee; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Andrew Skerritt; Human Resource Manager Coretta Harris; Lavern Harris, daughter of the prime minister, and Press Assistant in the Prime Minister’s Office, Kilony Johnson.

Resident Ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Jasmine Huggins, joined the delegation upon its arrival in Taiwan.

A contingent of Taiwan’s National Guard visited St Kitts and Nevis in September 2018 where it delighted all with a splendid display as part of the Federation’s 35th Independence Anniversary Parade.

The full expense of the St Kitts-Nevis delegation to Taiwan is being met by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).