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SVG budgets for embassy in Taiwan

The 2019 budget for St. Vincent and the Grenadines will include allocation for an embassy in Taiwan.

Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, in presenting the Estimates of Income and Expenditure to lawmakers on Tuesday, said that seven posts have been created within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This will provide for the establishment of the new diplomatic outpost as well as enhance the capacity of the SVG Mission at the United Nations to advance the nation’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The minister did not say how the posts are to be allocated between the new and existing mission.

Kingstown had long said that it was considering establishing an embassy in Taipei, one of its closest allies.

The move to set up the embassy comes almost three years after the main opposition New Democratic Party announced that if elected to office, it would cut ties with Taiwan and establish links with China.

The NDP is forging ahead with its adoption of the One-China Policy and, last year, sent a delegation, led by Opposition Leader and party president Godwin Friday to Beijing to further discuss that relationship.

Tuesday night, parliament approved the EC$1.067 billion estimates, paving the way for the presentation of the budget next Monday.

Comments (3)

  1. Oh st Vincent christian nation of Jesus Christ how have you allow this This wicked , Evil, and Godless prime minister and his son to rule over you and your country wealth what a Shame on you Jehovah God is so not please for they set against you not for good but to destory this christian country , nation establish by Jehovah to serve and to worshipp him wake up christian people of Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour the time of the end is here!
    For the Godless and the very wicked is ruling over us.

  2. Where will the money come from to pay the bill? from AIA? If you walk round Kingstown two times you would puke. The nation roads need fixing and given proper names. We can’t afford that. Teachers and civil servants haven’t seen a pay increase in years. Gonsalves done sell off the country. We should chase Ralph them out of town. Have their assets freeze. Well, if NDP can’t win this election then it must be because of vote rigging. Or all NDP telephones must be tapped. SVG is one big increasingly hopeless confusion.

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