PM Douglas (L) and President Ma
TAIPEI, Taiwan (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas began an official visit to Taiwan on Wednesday.
The visit at the invitation of that country’s President Ma Ying-jeou, who made a state visit to St Kitts and Nevis a few months ago, is aimed at wooing Taiwan manufacturers to set up businesses, specifically manufacturing plants in the federation.
“It is in keeping with my government’s policy of seeking new business which will provide job opportunities for Kittitians and Nevisians, injecting foreign direct investment and grow the economy,” said Douglas, who heads a six-person delegation.
Douglas will meet and hold discussions with the Taiwan minister of foreign affairs, David Yung, and officials of the ministry of economic affairs.
Douglas and his delegation will also hold talks with the chairman of the Foreign Trade Council and Taiwanese businessmen during a trade and investment promotion meeting. A business session will also be held with members of the Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association.
Visits will also be made to Kinmen County government, the Chushan Gallery, the Maestro Wu Artillery Shell Knives Factory, the Da-Tan Wind Power Plant and the IDCF to discuss a new programme for renewable energy.
The prime minister will pay a courtesy call on President Ma on Friday at the Presidential Palace on Friday afternoon and be special guest at a state banquet hosted by Ma.
On Saturday, he visits the Embassy of St Kitts and Nevis in Taipei and meets with Ambassador Jasmine Huggins and Kittitian and Nevisian students studying in Taiwan.