Agreement signed to bond Taipei City and Kingstown
(FROM LEFT) Speaker of the Taipei City Government Tai - Hsi-Chin , Mayor of Taipei - Dr Wayne Chiang, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, Ambassador to Taiwan Andrea Bowman, and Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Shackell Bobb
May 31, 2024

Agreement signed to bond Taipei City and Kingstown

St Vincent and the Grenadines on May 23, 2024, signed a joint statement to establish a Sister-City relationship between Taipei City and Kingstown. The signing ceremony took place at Le Méridien Taipei, after Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves met and held discussions with the Mayor of Taipei, Dr Wayne Chiang.

The signing was done by St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ambassador to Taiwan, Andrea Bowman, and witnessed by Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Shackell Bobb. Prime Minister Gonsalves was a special witness to the signing as well.

Mayor Chiang, in delivering remarks, expressed his pleasure at signing the joint statement and announced that immediately there will be scholarships on offer for Vincentians to learn Mandarin in Taipei.

Prime Minister Gonsalves also delivered remarks in which he expressed contentment in the occasion, and invited citizens of Taipei to visit SVG to further consolidate relations. The establishing of the Sister-City relationship between Taipei City and Kingstown will focus on specific areas of cooperation for mutual benefit in education, cultural exchange, economic development and financial cooperation, and tourism promotion among others. (API)