Sunday, May 18, 2008

Goodby, Jack

St Vincent bids farewell to Taiwanese ambassador

Published on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

By Dr Christopher G. Stange,
KINGSTOWN, St VIncent: Sir Louis Straker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade, will host a farewell reception in St Vincent and the Grenadines this week to say goodbye to Taiwan's ambassador, Jack Cheng. 

Cheng departs May 18, 2008 after serving as his country’s representative to St Vincent and the Grenadines since February 2006. 

The reception will be held on Thursday at the official residence of the Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves. 

Cheng will be succeeded by Ambassador Designate, Leo Lee, who is scheduled to arrive on May 19, 2008.  Lee is expected to present his credentials to Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne and pay courtesy calls on the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, before the end of this month. 

In the meantime, Taiwan's president-elect, Dr Ying-jeou, in a letter of appreciation to Gonsalves, has expressed his commitment to continue to promote the cooperative projects in which Taiwan has been involved locally, and to maintain the close ties that both countries have enjoyed for the last twenty-seven years.

There are some pictures of Ambassador Cheng at