GOVERNOR GENERAL Dame Susan Dougan (centre forefront), views the photo exhibitiion at the National Public library in the presence of Ambassador of Taiwan to SVG Calvin Ho (right) and attorney Louise Mitchell.
August 13, 2021
Taiwan highlights memorable moments with SVG through photo exhibition

A PHOTO EXHIBITION mounted by the embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and dedicated to the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), is expected to close on August 16.

FROM LEFT: Minister of National Mobilization Orando Brewster, Minister of Tourism Carlos James, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Sir Louis Straker, Ambassador Calvin Ho, Governor General Dame Susan Dougan, Louise Mitchell and Senator Keisal Peters.

Since the establishment of diplomatic ties on August 15, 1981, the Republic of China (ROC) and St Vincent and the Grenadines have steadily expanded exchanges across all facets of our relationship. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines embarked on a visual journey through a Photo Exhibition which runs from August 9 to 16, 2021, at the National Public Library, highlighting those memorable moments of the shared diplomatic history for both countries.

On August 9, the opening ceremony of “ROC (Taiwan) + SVG @40 Photo Exhibition” was hosted by Ambassador Calvin Ho, and saw attendance from Governor-General Dame Susan Dougan, Acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sir Louis Straker, as well as other members of Cabinet.

The ceremony also presented the congratulatory letters from President Tsai Ing-wen of the Republic of China (Taiwan) addressed to Governor-General Dane Susan and Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, along with a video message from Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations between ROC (Taiwan) and SVG The Embassy compiled 100 photographs illustrating the 40 years of rock-solid bilateral relations between the two countries. The exhibition not only presents the images of reciprocal visits between the national leaders of both countries, such as Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves’s visits to Taiwan, and President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to SVG in 2019,but also highlights the achievements of bilateral co-operation projects in areas of agriculture, public health, and ICT projects. Moreover, the two countries have been close and faithful partners in the fields of infrastructure, education, and many others areas over the past 40 years.

We welcome all the Vincentians to take this journey with us. Taiwan deeply values the friendship and diplomatic relation with SVG. We are confident that through joint efforts, our partnership and friendship will continue to deepen and grow from strength to strength for the years to come.