Radio Taiwan International
Date: 25 March, 2019
By: Paula Chao
The Pacific island nation of Nauru, has recognized Taiwan’s independent sovereignty. The country’s parliament passed a unanimous resolution to that effect on Monday. The Nauruan parliament also said it does not acknowledge Beijing’s “one China” principle or its “one country, two systems” formula.
The resolution followed a speech in the parliament by President Tsai Ing-wen, who is on the second leg of her trip to the Pacific.
Tsai said the two countries have had remarkable cooperation in the areas of education, agriculture and medical care. She also thanked Nauru for speaking out on behalf of Taiwan in the international community over the past few years.
“These achievements and unwavering support give us great confidence. As an important member of the Pacific region, Taiwan is willing and able to work with Nauru to contribute to regional prosperity and development,” said Tsai. [FULL STORY]