Taiwan and Dominican Republic seek to strengthen ties

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-13

President Tsai Ing-wen says she hopes to see strengthened diplomatic relations between Taiwan and

President Tsai Ing-wen (right) meets Tuesday with the president of the Dominican Senate Reinaldo Pared Perez (left). (CNA)

the Dominican Republic. Tsai was speaking on Tuesday while receiving the president of the Dominican Senate, Reinaldo Pared Perez, in Taipei.

Tsai said the Caribbean country’s economy has improved greatly in recent years. She said that Pared Perez has been pushing for many laws, including cooperation with Taiwan in fighting crime and handling public safety issues.

Tsai said she hopes there will be more cooperation with the Dominican Republic in the future. She said Taiwan is promoting its textile industry and hopes to invest in the Caribbean nation. She hopes that both countries can have more joint ventures. Tsai also thanked the Dominican Senate for its support in Taiwan’s participation in the International Civil Aviation Organization and the World Health Organization, among others.

On Monday, Pared Perez was presented with the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon in recognition of his contribution to the development of relations between the two countries.

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