Ambassador Peter Lan of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Hon. Dr. Orando Brewster, Minister of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Youth, Housing and Informal Human Settlement of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, attended a hand-over ceremony of 20’ container of fabrics on November 23rd, 2021.
The “Wu Thun-Chih Foundation For Charity and Public Welfare”, a non-profit charity organization registered and located in Taiwan, has successively donated fabrics for the underprivileged families and people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 2017. This year the Taiwanese charity organization also donated a 20-foot container with 517 rolls of fabrics at estimated value of US$ 46,551.78 to government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines through the Ministry of National Mobilisation et al, with the aim to assist the disadvantaged women across the country, following the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in April this year, as the country continues to deal with the post-disaster challenges.
Minister Brewster, on behalf of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, received the container and expressed his appreciation to the long-term support from the people and government of Taiwan. Minister Brewster stressed the Ministry of National Mobilisation will make best use of the donated fabric as this will aid the people and communities in need through the programmes of his ministry and the government.
This year (2021) marks the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The cooperation between the Taiwanese NGO and the Vincentian people demonstrates the staunch and robust partnership between the two countries. It is through cooperation of such kind, the friendship between our two countries will continue to grow from strength to strength in the years to come.