Bilateral ties between Taiwan and St Kitts and Nevis are “consistent”: Mark Brantley

Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for St Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley discussed the longstanding diplomatic relations with Taiwan during his interview with an international news outlet.

Mark Brantley
Mark Brantley

New York: Premier of Nevis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs for St Kitts and Nevis Mark Brantley discussed the longstanding diplomatic relations with Taiwan during his interview with an international news outlet.

While speaking to a media channel in New York, US, Mark Brantley said Taiwan was the first country to recognize St Kitts and Nevis when it attained freedom on 19th September 1983. He called the bilateral relationship between two countries a “consistent one” and one that is mutually beneficial.

Brantley said, “Taiwan has been there to assist us in every facet of education and health care. In our efforts in Information Technology. So the people of Taiwan, even now, in terms of this COVID-19 pandemic, have been there for us.”

Furthermore, he said the two countries share common values, and the similar long traditions are also prominent factors that deepen diplomatic ties. He noted that St Kitts and Nevis government works on long term partnerships instead of short term ties.

Furthermore, speaking about the United States of America, Brantley said the Biden administration helped the Caribbean region during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and it has always been performing in the interest of the Caribbean as it is the third border of the US.

Brantley highlighted the effects of climate change on the Caribbean. He said the Caribbean region is a minor contributor to climate change, but still, it is most affected by it.

He called on the world powers to identify the methods to overcome climate change. He stated that globally many areas have been experiencing harsh weather conditions due to climate change.

Brantley also discussed the support India provided to St Kitts and Nevis during the pandemic. Brantley said the first consignments of Astrazeneca vaccines from India assisted St Kitts and Nevis in kickstarting its COVID-19 vaccination drive.