By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Monday that a group of permanent
representatives to the United Nations whose countries retain diplomatic relations with the Republic of China have arrived in Taiwan for a six-day visit.
The four senior diplomats are Zwelethu Mnisi, permanent representative of the Republic of Swaziland to the U.N.; Makurita Baaro, permanent representative of Kiribati to the U.N.; Caleb Otto, permanent representative of the Republic of Palau to the U.N.; and Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the U.N. Ruben Zamora.
According to the foreign ministry, the visiting delegation will meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and local officials, including Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, Environmental Protection Administration Minster Wei Kuo-yen, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Vanessa Shih, Council of Agriculture (COA) Deputy Minister James Sha, and authorities from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction. [FULL STORY]