By: Sophia Yeh and Elaine Hou
Taipei, July 13 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her Paraguayan counterpart Horacio Cartes reaffirmed the strong ties between the two diplomatic allies on Thursday in Taipei, with the visiting president from the South American country pledging that the friendship will continue.
During the state dinner she hosted for Cartes, Tsai said that Paraguay is a true friend of Taiwan and has stood next to Taiwan as it suffered difficulties on many international occasions.
Citing as an example, she said Paraguay spoke up for Taiwan during the World Health Assembly meeting in May, which Taiwan was blocked from attending due to China’s obstruction. It has been an honor for Taiwanese people to have such a good friend as Paraguay, Tsai said. [FULL STOERY]