Date: January 11, 2017
Republic of China (Taiwan) President Tsai Ing-wen attended the inauguration ceremony of Nicaraguan
President Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra Jan. 10 at Revolution Square in Managua, the capital of the Central American ROC diplomatic ally.
Tsai, who is on the second leg of a nine-day visit to four Central American diplomatic allies that includes Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in that order, was seated next to Nicaraguan Vice President and first lady Rosario Murillo, and heads of state from Bolivia, El Salvador, Honduras and Venezuela. She was introduced as “sister” to the other invitees by Ortega during his inauguration address.
The day before the ceremony, the president met with Ortega shortly after arriving in Nicaragua. She thanked him for supporting Taiwan’s efforts to take part in the U.N. and other international organizations, as well as pledged to identify new areas for cooperation between the two countries.
In response, Ortega said he was pleased Tsai had accepted the invitation to attend his inauguration ceremony and would continue supporting Taiwan as it seeks more rights and to participate in international organizations and their related activities, according to the Office of the President. [FULL STORY]