Paraguay president to attend Taiwan’s presidential inauguration

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/17
By Tai Ya-chen and Christie Chen

Taipei, May 17 (CNA) Horacio Cartes, the president of Paraguay, will be among the guests

President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes. (CNA file photo)

President of Paraguay, Horacio Cartes. (CNA file photo)

attending President-elect Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) May 20 inauguration ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.

Cartes will also meet with Taiwanese business representatives during his stay to encourage trade and investment between the two countries, according to the ministry.

The Paraguayan president previously led a delegation to Taiwan in 2014 to attend Republic of China national day celebrations, the

ministry said.

The ministry touted the solid diplomatic relations between Taiwan and Paraguay, saying that the South American country has helped push for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.     [FULL  STORY]

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