Basseterre: St. Kitts, Wednesday, August 18 th , 2021: Minister of Education, Honourable Jonel
Powell, expressed congratulations to Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (ROC)
Taiwan to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Michael Lin, on his promotion and subsequent
appointment Ambassador during a courtesy call on Wednesday, August 18th 2021.
“Ambassador it is a pleasure to officially congratulate you on your accession to the seat of
Ambassador of The Republic of China (Taiwan) to St. Kitts and Nevis. I am very happy for you
on your promotion and I certainly expect that not only will we be able to maintain the
relationship that we’ve had but certainly be able to build upon it in the interest of both our
countries”, stated Minister Powell.
Minister Powell also pledged his support to the new ambassador.
“You have my full support, and in so doing, I look forward to working together and achieving
new things on behalf of both our countries”.
Ambassador Michael Lin reassured the Minister Powell that the relationship which is shared
between the two countries [Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis] will continue.
“My Embassy will continue to work closely with your Ministry to enhance all the Human
Resource development in this country. This year we will provide all together nearly 15 students
with scholarships including the ITCF and the Taiwan scholarship, for students to study in
Taiwan for Tertiary study in university”, noted Ambassador Lin.
Ambassador Lin explained that due to the current pandemic crisis, the Visa application for the 15
students have been on hold and will be processed as soon as clearance is given by the Central
Epidemic Command Center in Taiwan.
“We will hold the applications for the Visa entry into Taiwan. So basically, our Central
Epidemic Control Center will announce the date for us [the Embassy] to process the visa,” stated
His Excellency Lin conveyed his best wishes to the Minister Powell and expressed his
appreciation for the ministry’s assistance in selecting suitable candidates to receive the academic
scholarships being offered.