Paraguay head extols ‘homecoming’

The News Lens
Date: Oct 09, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Visiting Taiwan for the first time as president is like “homecoming,” due to his family’s

Paraguayan students perform a traditional vase folk dance yesterday in Taipei at a ceremony in which the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology conferred an honorary doctorate on Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez.  Photo: CNA

close ties with the nation, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez said yesterday.

At a ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei hosted by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Abdo said this is not his first time to visit, but his first as president.

He praised Taiwan’s insistence on democracy, peace and human rights.

These shared values have bonded Taiwan and Paraguay for decades since the two countries established ties 61 years ago, he said.

Paraguay would continue to support Taiwan on the international stage, especially on its rights to participate in UN events and other international organizations, he said.

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