The government of Saint Lucia is pleased to announce that President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Ma Ying-jeou is scheduled to lead a delegation to Saint Lucia, arriving on the evening of Thursday, August 15.
The delegation will include Jason Yuan, secretary general of the National Security Council; David Y. L. Lin, minister for foreign affairs, and journalists from various media houses in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
This will be President Ma’s first State visit to Saint Lucia since he assumed office in 2008, and the second visit to Saint Lucia by a sitting Republic of China (Taiwan) president since the resumption of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 2007.
On Friday, August 16, President Ma will call on Dame Pearlette Louisy, governor general, as well as Prime Minister Dr. Kenny D. Anthony to exchange views on issues of mutual interest.
The two leaders will also sign a joint communiqué signaling, inter alia, their respective governments’ desire to foster closer ties in the future. The government of Saint Lucia has also extended to President Ma the courtesy and honour of addressing a joint sitting of the Senate and House of Assembly of Saint Lucia. During his visit, President Ma will have the opportunity to interact with a cross section of the Saint Lucia population.
While based in Saint Lucia, President Ma will also lead a one-day visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He will depart Saint Lucia on Sunday, August 18.
Further information regarding the state visit to Saint Lucia of President Ma Ying-jeou will be made in subsequent releases.