President Tsai meets new Marshallese ambassador to Taiwan

The envoy presented her letter of credence to President Tsai on Feb. 15

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Neijon Rema Edwards, Marshallese envoy to Taiwan, presents the letter of credence to President Tsai Ing-wen on Feb. 15 (Source: Presidential Office)

Neijon Rema Edwards, Marshallese envoy to Taiwan, presents the letter of credence to President Tsai Ing-wen on Feb. 15 (Source: Presidential Office)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday that as the new Marshallese envoy to Taiwan assumed her post, she looks forward to further deepening bilateral cooperation with the Pacific ally.

Neijon Rema Edwards, ambassador of the Marshall Islands to Taiwan, presented her letter of credence to President Tsai on Friday morning. Her post was recognized by President Tsai as reflecting Marshallese President Hilda C. Heine’s emphasis on the diplomatic relations of the two countries. “Let us open a new chapter for deepening bilateral collaboration,” said the president.

Edwards arrived in Taipei in late January and upon meeting with Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on January 25, she pledged to continue promoting the bilateral relationship between Taiwan and the Marshall Island based on the already strong ties shared by the two nations.

President Tsai expressed gratitude toward the Marshallese President for her substantive support for Taiwan’s participation in international society, said the Presidential Office. She also said Taiwan will build a closer relationship with the Pacific ally to deal with challenges pertaining to climate change and to promote sustainable development.

Speaking about the visit of President Heine to Taiwan last July, during which the two leaders signed reciprocal agreements granting visa-free treatments and envisioning collaboration on maritime patrols, President Tsai emphasized her view that relations of the two nations have continuously improved over the past two years.