By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Aug. 5 (CNA) Taiwan bestowed a medal upon Argentina’s former top
representative in Taiwan on Wednesday in recognition of his efforts to advance relations between the two countries during his tenure here, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Foreign Minister David Lin (林永樂) conferred the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy on Juan Pena during the ceremony held at the Foreign Ministry’s offices in Taipei, according to a statement issued by the ministry.
In his address, Lin lauded Pena’s efforts to strengthen bilateral exchanges in the areas of trade, culture, environmental protection and small- and medium-sized enterprises, the statement said.
Pena also made efforts to streamline the procedure for Taiwanese nationals to apply for tourism visas to Argentina, Lin said. [FULL STORY]