BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, April 5, 2023 (SKNIS) – At the Tuesday, April 04, 2023, sitting of the National Assembly, the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis again demonstrated its commitment and continued solidarity with the Government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan) by moving a resolution in support of Taiwan’s inclusion on the international stage.
The Resolution of the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis to Endorse the Bid of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Participate Internationally in Various Organizations was moved by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew and seconded by Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Mark Brantley.
The resolution reads:
“WHEREAS the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis, being a member of the interparliamentary platform, Formosa Club, in the Caribbean, treasures the diplomatic ties between the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis and Republic of China on Taiwan, and recognizes that the profound friendship between our two countries has grown stronger over the years based on shared values, the respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights
AND WHEREAS the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis values Republic of China on Taiwan as a major contributor in international public health while its healthcare system has earned a global reputation and has been our dedicated partner in public health, as well as in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
AND WHEREAS the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis recognizes Republic of China on Taiwan’s efforts and contributions to renewable energy and to the objective of net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as Taiwan’s willingness to share mitigation and adaptation projects to climate change, and to enhance early warning systems for disaster prevention
AND WHEREAS the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis treasures Republic of China on Taiwan’s contributions to combating transnational crime and calls for Taiwan’s appropriate inclusion and meaningful participation in meetings, mechanisms, and activities related to the fight against transnational crime and terrorism so as to create a seamless security network and together uphold global justice
AND WHEREAS the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis acknowledges Republic of China on Taiwan’s importance in the development and governance of international civil aviation, and the indispensability of its inclusion in cooperation mechanisms in order to safeguard global aviation safety and reconnect the world in the post-pandemic recovery
BE IT RESOLVED THEREFORE THAT the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis endorses Republic of China on Taiwan’s bids to participate in a professional, pragmatic, and constructive manner in international and regional mechanisms and organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Criminal Police International Organization (INTERPOL) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”
The resolution was adopted in the National Assembly with the full support of Members of Parliament on both sides.
The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of China (Taiwan) will be observing the 40th anniversary of the establishment of a strong and mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation this year.