Date: May 19, 2016
Nearly 700 dignitaries from 59 countries, including all 22 Republic of China (Taiwan)
diplomatic allies, will attend the inauguration of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen May 20, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The number of foreign dignitaries scheduled to attend the presidential inauguration ceremony marks a record high, highlighting the strong relations between Taiwan and its partners across the world, the MOFA said May 19.
Many of the delegations are led by presidents, prime ministers, first ladies, foreign ministers and other high-ranking officials, the ministry said, while expressing its warm welcome to all of the guests as well as its appreciation to them for accepting the government’s invitation to the ceremony.
Six heads of state from the ROC’s diplomatic allies of Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru and Palau in the Asia-Pacific region, Paraguay in South America and Swaziland in Africa are scheduled to attend the inauguration. [FULL STORY]