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13 June, 2021
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30 May, 2021
A seasoned diplomat in Taiwan, Amb.Jasmine Huggins

Amb.Jasmine Huggins has been posted in Taiwan for 13 years now and she was tasked with establishing the embassy of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Taiwan in late 2007 and began her diplomatic career in Taiwan as the charge d'affaires when the embassy was officially opened in January 2008. In 2010, she was appointed the ambassador of the embassy and now she concurrently serves as head of diplomatic corps in Taiwan. Prior to her posting in Taiwan, she had served 10 years at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Saint Kitss and Nevis in Washington DC. Amb.Jasmine Huggins began her diplomatic career at the foreign service of Saint Kitss and Nevis after she graduated from Harvard University School of Law.

23 May, 2021
Amb.Jasmine Huggins promotes cultural exchanges

Amb.Jasmine Huggins from Saint Kitts and Nevis has been actively engaged in people to people contact in Taiwan. She has participated not only in government activities but also in many events organized by the private sector in Taiwan. In 2018, Saint Kitts and Nevis took part in the Taipei Lantern Festival and more than 300 thousand people were able to see Brimstone Hill Fortress (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the shape of a lantern. The Lantern Festival is a local festival with over a thousand years of tradition and the Taipei Lantern Festival was launched in 1997 and it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Amb.Jasmine Huggins said her Embassy has taken part in the festival every year ever since 2018 adding that to increase the exposure, her country will take part in the Taiwan Lantern Festival, a national festival attracting more than 10 million people to visit every year.  The Discovery Channel's program "Fantastic Festivals of the World" has highlighted the Taiwan Lantern Festival as one of the best festivals in the world.

16 May, 2021
Interview with Amb.Jasmine Huggins from St.Kitts

Taiwan and Saint Kitts and Nevis have forged diplomatic ties since 1983, not long after Saint Kitts and Nevis became independent. The relations were further enhanced with the opening of the Embassy of Saint Kitts and Nevis in Taiwan in January of 2008. Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a two-island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to ROC Taiwan Amb.Jasmine Huggins said both Taiwan and St. Kitts and Nevis have worked in various areas of cooperation, citing the example of the area of education, she said there were only ten students from Saint Kitts and Nevis studying in Taiwan ten years ago, but today the number has increased to slightly more than 50.

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