Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen spoke on Monday at a Taipei reception marking the 197th
anniversary of Central American independence.
With El Salvador breaking ties with Taiwan last month, only three diplomatic allies attended Monday’s event. President Tsai was joined by the ambassadors of Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras when she walked into the reception.
President Tsai spoke about the effects of Chinese efforts to distance Taiwan from the international community. “In recent times, China has been suppressing our diplomacy for no reason. But these threats will only strengthen Taiwan’s friendship with its Central American allies. We look forward to standing on equal footing with our allies who share the same values, as we protect our belief in democracy and freedom,” said Tsai. [FULL STORY]