Amb.Joseph Pius Waleanisia said that Taiwan and the Solomon Islands have had strong relationship over the last few decades adding that the indigenous people of Taiwan and the Solomon Islands share the same Austronesian culture. Ambassador Joseph Pius Waleanisia said that the Solomon Islands has seen an increase in the scope of the assistance from Taiwan Technical Mission and medical teams. On today’s program, the ambassador of the Solomon Islands, Amb.Joseph Pius Waleanisia will share with us his views on the cooperation between Taiwan and the Solomon Islands ranging from agriculture to medical cooperation.
Saint Lucia is an island country located in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The ambassador of Saint Lucia Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel said agriculture is an important industry for Saint Lucia as it has to satisfy the demand of the growing tourism sector.
Saint Lucia is not only self-sufficient in the production of many fruits and vegetables but exports them to other countries as well. Since 2010, the banana industry has been threatened by black sigatoka, a leaf-spot disease of bananas, and Taiwan has been helping the farmers fight black sigatoka in Saint Lucia, thereby guiding farmers in implementing disease control measures and restoring capacity back to the banana industry in Saint Lucia.
Before assuming the post as the ambassador in Taiwan, Ambassador Hubert Emmanuel once served as the vice minister of agriculture, vice foreign minister, and the deputy consul-general in New York.More