By: Tai Ya-chen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Taiwan urged Nigeria to leave room for talks after the West African country demanded Taiwan move its representative office from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to the country’s largest city of Lagos, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
Taiwan will send an envoy to deal with the issue, the ministry said.
Ministry spokeswoman Eleanor Wang (王佩玲) noted that Taiwan and Nigeria signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on setting up the mission in 1990, and she called on Nigeria to leave room for coordination, based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
Wang noted that Taiwan and Nigeria have never established diplomatic relations, but said that Nigeria has acted in line with China’s wishes to demand the moving of the Taiwan office to Lagos. [FULL STORY]