By: Wen Kuei-hsiang and William Yen
Koror, Palau, March 21 (CNA) Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) arrived in Palau Thursday, marking the first leg of her current visit to diplomatic allies in the Pacific.
Tsai was welcomed by Palau Minister of State Faustina Rehuher-Marugg who boarded Tsai’s plane after it landed at about 8 p.m. local time.
Reflecting the close friendship between the two countries, Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch also received Tsai when she disembarked from the plane.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, front, center) and Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch (front, second right)
Tsai also shook hands with residents and members of the local Taiwanese business community as they welcomed her by waving Republic of China and Palau flags and shouting “Welcome president.” [FULL STORY]