Ex-Panama ambassador expresses regret in wake of severed ties

Panama’s former ambassador expressed regret at not raising his voice more when Panama severed ties with Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/06/18
By: Central News Agency

TAIPEI — Panama’s former ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Alfredo Martiz Fuentes, has

Panama’s former ambassador Alfredo Martiz Fuentes and Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen(By Central News Agency)

expressed regret at not raising his voice more when Panama severed ties with Taiwan and voiced his affection for Taiwan’s people.

Panama announced its decision to switch diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing on June 13 Taipei time.

While Taiwan received little warning of the move, there were signs that Panama was considering a shift, including when it did not send a new ambassador to Taiwan after Martiz left on April 30 to take over as his country’s head of social security.

In a letter linked on his Twitter feed early Sunday, Martiz said he was at fault for not raising his voice when learning of the severance of diplomatic ties between the two countries.    [FULL  STORY]

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