PRIME Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony left the island on Saturday for the Republic of China (Taiwan). He leads a delegation to Taiwan for the official opening of the St Lucia embassy there to be located in the International Trade Building in Taipei.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday.
During the visit to Taiwan, the Prime Minister will meet Dr. Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ambassador David Y.L.Lin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Taiwan and other senior officials of the Taiwan Government.
The Prime Minister plans to meet Saint Lucian students at the I-Shou University and the Fu Jen Catholic University. He will also deliver a lecture to students of the Fu Jen Catholic University on the theme “The future of small states in the world wystem.”
Accompanying Dr. Anthony are Alva Baptiste, Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation; Senator Dr.Kentry Jn. Pierre, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of the Creative Industries; Dr.Cadelia Ambrose; acting Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister; Mr. Calixte George Jr, Administrative Attaché to the Prime Minister; and Sir Ronald Ramjattan, President of the Saint Lucia Small Business Association.
A St Lucia government statement said the expenditure for this visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan) is being met by the Government of Taiwan.
The delegation returns to Saint Lucia on Saturday.