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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Taiwan Embassy, in Kingstown, is hosting a photo exhibition at the National Public Library, highlighting memorable moments of the shared diplomatic history for both countries.

The one-week exhibition, dubbed “ROC (Taiwan) + SVG @40 Photo Exhibition”, runs through next Monday, Aug. 16, and opened with a ceremony hosted by Taiwan Ambassador to SVG, Calvin Ho.

Governor-General Dame Susan Dougan, acting Prime Minister Montgomery Daniel, other cabinet minister, as well as former deputy prime minister and foreign minister Sir Louis Strake attended the ceremony.

The ceremony also presented congratulatory letters from Taiwan President, Tsai Ing-wen addressed to Dame Susan and Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, along with a video message from Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, celebrating 40 years of diplomatic relations.

The Embassy compiled 100 photographs illustrating the 40 years of “rock-solid bilateral relations between the two countries”.

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The exhibition not only presents the images of reciprocal visits between the national leaders of our the countries, such as Gonsalves’ visits to Taiwan, and Tsai visit to SVG in 2019, but also highlights the achievements of bilateral cooperation projects in the areas of agriculture, public health, and ICT projects.

“Moreover, the two countries have been close and faithful partners in the fields of infrastructure, education, and many others during the past 40 years, the embassy said.

“We welcome all the Vincentians to take this journey with us. Taiwan deeply values the friendship and diplomatic relation with SVG. We are confident that through joint efforts, our partnership and friendship will continue to deepen and grow from strength to strength for the years to come!” the embassy said in a press release.

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