H.E. Dame Susan D. Dougan, GCMG, OBE, Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will visit Taiwan from October 7th to 11th 2023 to attend the 112th National Day Celebrations of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) warmly welcomes Her Excellency’s visit.
Ambassador Fiona Huei-Chun Fan had the pleasure to send Governor-General Dougan and her delegation off at the Argyle International Airport (AIA) and stated Her Excellency’s visit will further deepen the profound friendship and cooperation between our two countries.
Governor-General Dougan visited Taiwan in 2008 as the Chief Education Officer of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This is Her Excellency’s first visit as the Governor-General. During the visit, Governor-General Dougan will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, attend a series of National Day celebrations, following a reception hosted by Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu. Other highlights of the itinerary include a call at the SVG’s Embassy in Taiwan, and a meeting with Vincentian students studying in the country, as well as visits to the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 Building and Taipei Botanical Garden.
The robust friendship between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines enters its 42nd anniversary this year, and the friendship remains everlasting. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Taiwan’s staunch friend and ally in the international arena. Over the years, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has firmly supported Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other international bodies.
The two countries engage in close and mutual-benefit cooperation for years to promote the welfare of people of our both nations. The bilateral cooperation has yielded fruitful results in the fields of agriculture, information and communications, public health, disaster prevention, women’s empowerment, and education. (E)