President  Ma Ying-jeou to visit SVG
August 16, 2013

President Ma Ying-jeou to visit SVG

Vincentians will welcome the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) tomorrow, as the head of state comes for a one-day visit.{{more}}

President Ma Ying-jeou is expected to touch down at the E.T. Joshua Airport at 8:30 a.m., where he will be greeted by a 21-gun salute, as well as local, regional and international dignitaries.

This will be followed by a procession to the Botanic Gardens for a tree planting exercise.

President Ma Ying-jeou will meet with the Governor General at Government House, then journey to Colonarie, for the official opening of the Colonarie Bridge.

A visit to the construction site of the Argyle international airport, which includes the terminal building being constructed with a grant from Taiwan, is also scheduled.

Prime Minister Gonsalves and President Ma will then meet at the Cabinet Room, for the signing of a joint communiqué between both leaders.

This activity will be followed by a reception hosted by Weber Shih, the Ambassador of Taiwan to St Vincent and the Grenadines.

President Ma is expected to leave the state late tomorrow evening.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Taiwan established diplomatic relations in August 1981.