Paraguay will always be a loyal ally: Abdo Benitez

MUTUAL BENEFITS: Paraguay’s president called on Taiwanese businesses to invest in his country, which can serve as a gateway to the South American market

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 12, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez yesterday said the friendship between his

Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez, left, with his wife, Silvana Lopez Moreira de Abdo, right, speaks during a press conference in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: EPA

country and Taiwan would never change and that Paraguay would forever remain Taiwan’s loyal ally in South America.

Asked about his country’s commitment to Taiwan amid a rash of defections by allies in Latin America and the Caribbean to China, Abdo Benitez told a news conference in Taipei that Paraguay has business relations with every country in the world, but that was no reason to abandon its allies.

“We won’t sacrifice our ties with any of our allies or good friends” over business relations with another country, he said.

“We firmly believe no country in the world can restrict our sovereign decision to make friends with another country,” he added.    [FULL  STORY]

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