Date: 01/12/20121 11:15 PM
By: Matt Yu and Chung Yu-chen
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Taiwan Navy's midshipmen crusing training mission will not include port calls in the country's diplomatic allies this year as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of easing, a military source said Tuesday.
This year's mission will also be shorter than normal, the source said, adding that the exact timeline and route have not yet been finalized.
In addition to providing midshipmen training, the annual mission is also used to conduct military diplomacy to enhance partnerships with the country's allies.
The mission usually includes visits to the heads and deputy heads of state of Taiwan's diplomatic allies. [FULL STORY]