By: Elaine Hou and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) The Republic of China (Taiwan) and Panama have not discussed establishing official representative offices since the severing of diplomatic relations in June, a Taiwan official said Thursday.
Following the closure of the two country’s respective embassies in Taipei and Panama City on July 12, no official channels of communication have been maintained, according to Diego Chou (周麟), head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs.
He said that although Panama has expressed an interest in maintaining substantial ties and exchanging business offices with Taiwan, it remains to be seen if Beijing will pressures Panama to change its mind. [FULL STORY]