State Department summons envoys in support of Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 13, 2018
By: Staff writer with CNA, WASHINGTON

The US on Tuesday reiterated its support for Taiwan after summoning its top diplomats to

US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert speaks at a news conference at the department’s office in Washington on May 29.  Photo: AFP

three nations in Central America and the Caribbean to discuss those nations’ decision to cut diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

The US Department of State summoned Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes and Charge d’Affaires to Panama Roxanne Cabral for “consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan,” it said in a statement on Friday last week.

US Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Tuesday reiterated US support for Taiwan, saying that those chiefs of mission would meet with US government officials to talk about ways in which Washington can support strong, independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean.

“We see Taiwan as a democratic success story. It is a reliable partner to the US and a force for good in the world,” Nauert said at a regular news conference.

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