By: Sunrise Huang and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Taiwan has shown the world its soft power by making every effort to aid its
diplomatic allies, as evidenced by the successful case of Taiwan’s medical mission to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Deputy Foreign Minister Paul Wen-liang Chang (章文樑) said Tuesday.
Speaking at the launch of a book of stories of a medical team dispatched by Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital to the Pacific island country, Chang said Taiwan will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Marshall Islands to help improve medical care in the country.
Chang praised Taiwan’s achievements in providing medical care and resources to its diplomatic allies, such as Shuang Ho Hospital’s contribution, saying that Taiwan’s medical and health aid teams have shown the world the country’s soft power and have contributed to the global health safety system through this form of pragmatic diplomacy.
According to Chang, the hospital’s performance was highly acclaimed by major political figures in the Marshall Islands when Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) visited the country in April.