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President attends independence party of four ROC allies

President attends independence party of four ROC allies

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) spoke of the close relations between the Republic of China and four of its diplomatic allies in Central America when he attended a party in Taiwan on Monday to celebrate their independence. The four were Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. Ma said that he has made 11 overseas trips since he assumed office in 2008, and six of them were to Central America while dignitaries from the four countries have also visited Taiwan frequently. The president also lauded the close exchanges and many cooperation projects that currently exist between Taiwan and its Central American allies. Taiwan, known formally as the Republic of China, has diplomatic relations with six of the seven Central American countries, the only exception being Costa Rica, which severed ties with Taiwan in mid-2007. It is formally recognized by a total of 22 countries around the world. (By Tang Pei-chun and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-25 21:15 GMT+08:00