Honduran ambassador stays in Taiwan

Sierra slams rumors of his departure

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/07/11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Honduran ambassador to Taiwan Rafa Sierra blasted

Honduran ambassador Rafa Sierra. (By Central News Agency)

media reports Tuesday that he or other diplomats were about to leave Taiwan, paving the way for more countries to switch recognition to China following last month’s departure by Panama.

Taiwan only has 20 official diplomatic allies left, and since Panama’s switch on June 12, speculation has been rife about which country might be next.

According to unconfirmed media reports, a staff member of the Honduran embassy told friends at a dinner in Kaohsiung Monday evening that some ambassadors and diplomats would leave Taiwan in mid-July and move to China to take up new postings.    [FULL  STORY]

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