President Tsai addresses Guatemalan Congress, reaffirms bilateral ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/13
By: Sophia Yeh and Elaine Hou

Guatemala City, Jan. 12 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered a speech to the Congress of Guatemala Thursday, during which she reaffirmed the value of the long-standing relations between Taiwan and the Central American country and her administration’s commitment to “steadfast diplomacy.”

Although Taiwan is geographically far from Guatemala, the two countries have maintained a friendship for more than 80 years and they share common values such as democracy, she said.

Tsai’s speech was broadcast live on Guatemala’s congressional TV channel, which was set up with Taiwan’s assistance, and marked the launch of the system.

Since she took office in May 2016, Tsai said, her administration has been promoting relations with other countries based on “steadfast diplomacy,” which seeks mutually beneficial cooperation.  [FULL  STORY]

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