Paraguay agrees to a new ambassador from Taiwan

CAUSE AND EFFECT? Ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said Taiwan’s ambassador had not been recalled, but only transferred as part of the normal rotation

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 24, 2020
By: Dennis Xie / Staff writer, with CNA

Paraguay has accepted Taiwan’s proposal of a new ambassador, while ties between the two allies

Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

remain stable, Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) told lawmakers yesterday, adding that Taiwan would also be appointing a new ambassador to Haiti.

Wu made the remarks after Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) on Wednesday asked whether Paraguay has grown closer to China.

Paraguay and Haiti are two of Taiwan’s 15 remaining diplomatic allies.

The ministry on Monday “recalled” Ambassador to Paraguay Diego Chou (周麟) after Paraguay received more than 40,000kg of disease prevention goods from China last week, the lawmaker said, asking the ministry whether the two incidents were related.    [FULL  STORY]

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