Taiwan is in the process of launching a diabetes prevention program in the Caribbean region for the first time, under a bilateral agreement with St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one of its diplomatic allies, President Tsai Ing-wen said last Wednesday.
While receiving Sir Louis Straker, deputy prime minister and foreign minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tsai said she was excited to be working with his country on the program, which will include seminars to raise public awareness, training for medical professionals, and the provision of the hardware for diabetes prevention, diagnosis and care.
The program will not only strengthen St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ diabetes prevention system but also deepen the relationship and exchanges between the two allies, Tsai said.
It is being established under a bilateral agreement signed on Feb. 1 during a visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines by then Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee, the president said.
Since Straker’s last visit to Taiwan in 2016, the two countries have maintained cooperative efforts in areas such as basic infrastructure development, agriculture, information communication technology, and education, the president said.
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