Tai­wan Do­nates to Fes­ti­val of Light Fes­tiv­i­ties

The Star (St. Lucia) - - NATIONAL DAY -

The Em­bassy of the Repub­lic of China (Tai­wan) do­nated $5,000 dol­lars and 100 tra­di­tional Tai­wanese uni­corn lanterns to the Cas­tries Con­stituency Coun­cil ear­lier this week for the up­com­ing an­nual Fes­ti­val of Lights.

Speak­ing at a cer­e­mony held by Cas­tries City Coun­cil, Am­bas­sador Ray Mou in­di­cated that the con­tri­bu­tion il­lus­trates the long-stand­ing friend­ship be­tween the peo­ple of Tai­wan and Saint Lucia; the mytho­log­i­cal crea­ture uni­corn sym­bol­izes good for­tune in Chi­nese tra­di­tion, hop­ing that the lanterns will bring about suc­cess and pros­per­ity to the peo­ple of Cas­tries in the year of 2017. Am­bas­sador Mou stated “Taipei city, the cap­i­tal of Tai­wan, and Cas­tries used to be twin cities back in the 1990’s.” After so many years, he in­tended to work with Mayor Fran­cis to rekin­dle the twin­ning bondage be­tween the two cap­i­tals.

Mayor Fran­cis thanked the Em­bassy for the gen­er­ous sup­port given to the Fes­ti­val of Lights, and praised Tai­wan for its var­i­ous sup­port to Saint Lucia and to the city of Cas­tries. He looked for­ward to es­tab­lish new ties with Taipei, es­pe­cially in the area of cul­tural ex­changes.

Am­bas­sador Ray Mou pre­sents Tai­wanese uni­corn lan­tern to Mayor Peter­son Fran­cis for the Fes­ti­val of Lights cel­e­bra­tion.

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