Nicaragua's Foreign Minister visits Taiwan

Denis Moncada visits Taiwan to strengthen ties between Nicaragua and Taiwan

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Denis Moncada, left, with Chen Chien-jen (Image from Office of the President)

Denis Moncada, left, with Chen Chien-jen (Image from Office of the President)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister, Denis Ronaldo Moncada-Colindres, is currently on an official visit to Taiwan, where he will meet senior Taiwan officials, as well as try to deepen ties between the two nations.

On Nov. 27, Moncada met Taiwan's Vice President, Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), as the pair spoke about new developments in the bilateral relationship

Moncada was joined by Youth Minister Bosco Martín Castillo-Cruz, and the delegation will visit from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, at the invitation of the Taiwan Government.

During the brief visit, Moncada will also meet with Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Wu (吳釗燮).

Moncada will also visit the Environmental Protection Administration, the International Cooperation and Development Fund, the National Space Organization, the Taichung World Flora Expo, and the Taipei Tea Promotion Center.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs characterized the Nicaragua-Taiwan relationship as very friendly, and noted the long-term cooperation in the areas of agriculture, education, culture, healthcare, and sports, in a statement.

Nicaragua, a diplomatic ally of Taiwan, is an active supporter of greater Taiwan international participation, and has advocated for Taiwan's participation in the United Nations, the World Health Assembly, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.