Taiwan reaches driver's license deal with U.S. Virgin Islands

Washington, Jan. 11 (CNA) Taiwan has signed a reciprocal driver's license agreement with the United States Virgin Islands, according to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami on Thursday.The agreement, signed Thursday in Saint Thomas by Taiwan's representative office in Miami with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles, allows licensed drivers from Taiwan and the Virgin Islands to apply for a license in each other's territory without having to take a road test.David Chien, head of Taiwan's mission in Miami, said the arrangement will make life easier and more convenient for Taiwanese citizens living, working or studying in the U.S. territory and vice versa.U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, who witnessed the signing ceremony, said he hoped the agreement will help attract more Taiwanese people to the island and promote local economic development.The agreement took effect immediately.