St Vincent Receives Donation Of US$300,000 From Taiwan

St Vincent and the Grenadines on Wednesday received a donation of US$300,000 from the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The cheque was presented by Taiwan Foreign Minister Dr. Jau-shieh Joseph Wu to Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, at a ceremony at Cabinet Room, the Foreign Minister’s two-day official visit to the island.

During the official two day visit, Foreign Minister Wu will tour several places of interest in St Vincent and the Grenadines, and will sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the procurement of vehicles to assist the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.

This will be followed by a tour of the terminal building at the Argyle International Airport, which was funded by the Government of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

The Republic of China on Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have a longstanding friendship since the countries established diplomatic ties on August 15, 1981.

Since then, both countries have enjoyed fruitful relations in areas such as people-to-people exchanges, education, health, agriculture, infrastructure development and technical co-operation.