Castries, Saint Lucia: Philip J. Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, informed through his social media account that yesterday he met with H.E. Joseph Wu, the Foreign Minister of Taiwan, to discuss crucial elements in strengthening the bilateral ties between both countries.
Appreciating the efforts of Taiwan’s Foreign Minister, H.E. Joseph Wu, in strengthening the ties with Saint Lucia, PM Philip wrote, “It is always a pleasure to meet with the Foreign Minister of Taiwan, H.E. Joseph Wu”.
“Saint Lucia and Taiwan continue to enjoy diplomatic relations and a relationship based on mutual respect and the right of self-determination. I look forward to continuing our cooperation for the good of the people whom we serve”.
PM J. Pierre also shared a glimpse of his meeting with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister. As per the images, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia received a warm welcome and an honorary award from Minister H.E. Joseph Wu.
Saint Lucia and Taiwan have maintained diplomatic relations since 1984. After 13 years, Saint Lucia switched recognition to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1997.
Ten years later, on April 25, 2007, Su Tseng-chang, Premier of the Republic of China, declared that Saint Lucia will resume formal diplomatic relations and recognize the region as Taiwan.
PM Philip also highlighted that his bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister H.E. Retno Marsudi sought to deepen Saint Lucia’s diplomatic relations with the Republic of Indonesia.
The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia also conducted meeting with the Indonesian Foreign Minister of Indonesia, discussing enhancing cooperation to fight climate change.
He said, “As countries vulnerable to the effects of climate change, I look forward to our cooperation in confronting these challenges for the security of our people”.