Tsai: Support for Taiwan greater than before

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2016-10-10

President Tsai Ing-wen’s national day address on Monday conveyed Taiwan’s hopes for greater clipboard01interaction with the international community.

In her speech, Tsai said that the people of Taiwan “aspire to peace, pursue democracy, and long to go out into the world and do our part for the international community.”

The president spoke about her first overseas trip since taking office in May of this year, during which she visited diplomatic allies Paraguay and Panama. Tsai spoke about how she had interacted with many regional leaders during that trip, which was focused on the principles of “steadfast diplomacy” and “mutual assistance for mutual benefits”.

President Tsai also spoke about Vice President Chen Chien-jen’s trip to the Dominican Republic and the Holy See. She said the hope is that diplomacy “will not be about one-way giving, but about mutually-beneficial cooperation that we plan and build together with our allies for the good of both.”    [FULL  STORY]

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