The Presidential Office on Tuesday displayed the gifts that President Tsai Ing-wen will present to the leaders of St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Haiti on her trip to the Caribbean allies.
Tsai will present to the Haitian president a carved painting of leaf veins to depict the connection between mankind and nature. Tsai has chosen the gift also because the Haitian leader was an agricultural businessman.
The governor-general of St. Kitts and Nevis will be presented with porcelain pottery featuring a Formosan Black Bear. Tsai hopes to share the importance of sustainable development and respect for life with the gift.
The governor-general of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will receive pottery with a painting of the Formosan Macaque. Tsai hopes to convey the spirit of coexistence between man and earth, and for the two countries to work together in sustainability.
As this year marks the 40th anniversary of independence for St. Lucia, Tsai will present to the country’s governor-general a ceramic sculpture that looks like a hand, an image of the leader holding St. Lucia in his hand.