Tsai congratulates St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Harris on reelection

Taipei,  President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday tweeted a congratulatory message to St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris, whose party has secured a second term in the country’s general elections the previous day.

“Congratulations @pmharriskn on your re-election victory, a testament to what you’ve accomplished over the past 5 years,” said Tsai, who commenced her second term on May 20 after being reelected in January.

“Our shared values give us a strong foundation for cooperation, & I look forward to working with you & the people of #StKittsAndNevis,” she tweeted in her message to Harris, leader of St. Kitts and Nevis, one of Taiwan’s nine diplomatic allies in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Tsai has also sent a formal congratulatory letter to Harris, who led his coalition Team Unity to a second consecutive victory, in the country’s general election on June 5, winning nine of the 11 seats, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) and Taiwan Ambassador to St. Kitts and Nevis Tom Lee (李志強) also congratulated Harris on his election victory, MOFA said in a statement.

Lee has been invited to Harris’ inauguration, which highlights the friendship between the two countries, MOFA said.

“St. Kitts and Nevis is one of our important allies in the Caribbean,” MOFA said. “President Tsai was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Harris, Premier of Nevis and Foreign Minister Mark Brantley, and the people of the country, during her visit in July 2019.”

MOFA lauded the relations between the two countries, citing Taiwan government-funded projects in St. Kitts and Nevis and the country’s staunch support for Taiwan’s efforts at greater international participation.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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