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Taiwan signs two cooperation pacts with Caribbean allies

2018/02/04 22:42:21

Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維)/CNA file photo

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) witnessed the signing of cooperation agreements with two Caribbean allies during a visit to Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Kitts and Nevis, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) Sunday.

During the Jan. 30-Feb. 4 visit, David Lee conducted an in-depth study of the actual needs of the countries, seeking to assist in their economic, social and cultural developments while exploring various cooperation projects that would benefit the people there, Andrew Lee said.

A police cooperation agreement was signed with Saint Lucia to enhance personnel training and exchange of intelligence, said the spokesman, adding that it will strengthen the ability of the two countries to combat cross-border crime.

In addition, a diabetes prevention cooperation agreement was signed with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Andrew Lee added.

He said David Lee also invited Saint Kitts and Nevis Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards to visit Taiwan to observe Taiwan's vocational education and training development achievements, which may assist the Caribbean country to further develop human resources and create job opportunities.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章)/CNA file photo

David Lee was invited by Saint Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris to make the visit, Andrew Lee said.

David Lee was greeted at airports by senior officials who staged military ceremonies to welcome him at Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis, Andrew Lee said.

(By Ku Chuan and William Yen)
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