Ortega backs global role for Taiwan

MUTUAL BENEFITS:The Nicaraguan president thanked Taiwan for its assistance and promised to fight for greater rights for the nation in the international arena

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 11, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday met Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua, with

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, shares a lighter moment with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Managua on Monday. Photo: CNA, courtesy of the Presidential Office

the Central American leader reaffirming his nation’s support for Taiwan’s participation in UN-affiliated and other global organizations.

Ortega expressed his gratitude to Tsai and Taiwanese, saying Nicaragua has long benefited from mutual assistance, bilateral cooperation and growing trade between the two nations.

He said that at a recent summit in Nicaragua of Central American Integration System (SICA) leaders, he talked of his nation’s commitment to strengthening ties with Taiwan.

He told Tsai that Managua would continue to support Taiwan’s participation in UN-affiliated and other global organizations related to humanitarian assistance, public health, education, culture, civil aviation safety, environmental protection and climate change.    [FULL  STORY]

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