Development programs halted as Taiwan, Sao Tome break off ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016-12-21

Lee speaks about the break off of diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe (CNA)
Taiwan has stopped all of its development programs in Sao Tome and Principe after the two sides broke off formal diplomatic relations on Wednesday.

Bilateral cooperation had continued normally up through the past few weeks. Taiwan’s ambassador to the country attending the opening of a new digital center in the town of Neves as recently as December 8. It was the sixth digital center built in Sao Tome and Principe by Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry.

Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund had also run a number of programs in the West African country, including a prevention program aimed at stopping the spread of intestinal parasites, a program promoting pig farming, and a food security program. With diplomatic ties cut, the programs have been halted.    [FULL  STORY]

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