St Kitts gives top honour to Taiwan President
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Thursday March 10, 2011 – St. Kitts and Nevis bestowed its highest civilian honour on Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou today.
The Order of St. Christopher and Nevis was bestowed by St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Taiwan’s capital.
“Being a great statesman of brilliant knowledge and experience and of profound vision and competence, His Excellency President Ma Ying-jeou’s devotion to and accomplishments in the practice of flexible diplomacy, the peace of East Asia region by way of the improvement of bilateral relations between Taiwan Strait and the cordial cooperation between the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) have been admired and hailed by the people and government of the Federation of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis,” said the Citation.
“With a view to expressing the deepest admiration of the government and people of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis for His Excellency’s eminent merits, the Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, on behalf of H. E. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Governor General, has the pleasure and honour to confer upon His Excellency President Ma Ying-jeou, “the Order of St. Christopher and Nevis.”
“Our relations are amicable and cordial. Cooperation between the peoples and governments of our respective countries is steady and constant,” it added.
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