Taiwan foreign minister in Haiti after stop in St. Kitts and Nevis

February 6, 2013
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Washington, Feb. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s Foreign Minister David Lin has flown to Haiti after concluding a three-day visit to Saint Kitts and Nevis, Taiwanese diplomats stationed in Washington D.C. said Tuesday.

On a tour of Taiwan’s allies in the Caribbean that began on Jan. 29, Lin first stopped in Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Haiti will be the last of four countries he visits, the officials said.

During his stay in Saint Kitts and Nevis from Feb. 2-4, the minister met with Governor General Edmund Lawrence and Prime Minister Denzil L. Douglas.

He conveyed President Ma Ying-jeou’s greetings and reviewed the progress of bilateral cooperation programs aimed at promoting the development of green energy and agricultural in the Caribbean country, the officials said.

Lin also explained to the Caribbean country’s leaders Ma’s East China Sea Peace Initiative — a plan to peacefully resolve territorial disputes in the East China Sea that involve Taiwan, Japan and China.

The foreign minister later visited Saint Kitts diplomatic, cultural, tourism and technology officials and reviewed the operations of Taiwan’s embassy and technical mission in the country, the officials said.

Lin is scheduled to return to Taiwan on Feb. 8.

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