In front of the parliament of Saint Lucia, Tsai Ing-wen promotes mutually beneficial cooperation
In Haiti, with a dysfunctional parliament, a 50th legislature that leaves something to be desired and parliamentarians at the end of their mandate, the Haitians do not do not remember an address by a foreign dignitary pronounced since the Bicentenary. The president of the Senate and the lower house are more often content to go take their dictations elsewhere … Senator Anténor Firmin was not part of of this generation of men .
“ Your support is much more important to us than you imagine, and I hope you will continue to stand with us ” Tsai Ing-wen launched on 18 July to parliamentarians in St. Lucia.
Tsai Ing-wen said she was honored to be able to celebrate the 40 e Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia  Saturday, July 20, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Taiwan and Saint Lucia are small countries facing geographic, resource access and climate change challenges, but both have taken the path of democratization and respect human rights, said the President of the Republic, Tsai Ing-wen, in a speech on July 18 before the Parliament of Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia is the fourth and final stage of a diplomatic tour of the West Indies by the Head of State, under the banner of freedom, democracy and sustainable development.
“ Today is a special day in the history of our parliament “, said Senate Speaker Lucien Jeannine Michele Giraudy-McIntyre, welcoming the Head of State alongside of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Andy Glen Daniel . “ We welcome you as a nation with whom we have much in common. Our constitutions speak of the same freedoms, the same rights and the same duties of the individual. We share the same values of democracy and perseverance. We share the common ideas of fairness and justice, and the common goals of national tranquility, social justice and economic and social development .
Thanking Prime Minister Allen Chastenet for his invitation, Tsai Ing-wen said he was honored to be able to celebrate the 40th e anniversary of the independence of Saint Lucia. “ Saint Lucia is a staunch ally of Taiwan in the West Indies. Prime Minister Chastenet intervened forcefully to support Taiwan last year at the UN General Assembly, and Minister of Health and Welfare Isaac made Taiwan's voice heard at the World Health Assembly. this year's health .
“ Your support is more important to us than you imagine, and I hope you will continue to stand by ,” Tsai Ing-wen said. With partners like Saint Lucia, we can help advance regional peace and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .
With the second phase of the island's digital coverage, work at the international airport and modernization of the road network, all of which have been launched with the support of Taiwan, Saint Lucia is improving its infrastructure and creating new infrastructure. jobs, which is an important element of the SDGs, she stressed.
“As my dear friend Aallenm Chastanet said, good friends do not say” goodbye, but say: see you soon “writes the Taiwanese president on her Tweeter account, Friday afternoon before flying to the United States. She wished to thank the people and the Government of Saint Lucia for the warm welcome to her delegation and she declared that she was looking forward “ what the future holds for our friendship “.