President Tsai Ing-wen has met with the outgoing ambassador of St. Lucia, Hubert Emmanuel, to thank him for helping strengthen bilateral ties.
The Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia is one of less than two dozen countries that hold official diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
During Wednesday’s meeting, Tsai thanked Emmanuel for helping bring about visits to Taiwan by high-level St. Lucian officials, including Prime Minister Allen Chastanet.
Tsai also thanked Emmanuel for promoting bilateral trade and economic ties and for working to further bilateral cooperation and friendship. She said that in recent years, Taiwan and St. Lucia have enjoyed close cooperation in various fields, including agriculture, fisheries, communications, public health and medicine, and education.
The president said that Taiwan will continue to build mutually beneficial ties with St. Lucia on the foundation that Emmanuel created.