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Taiwan president visits army base to thank soldiers for standing guard during Spring Festival

President Tsai made pitstop at Guandu Area Command's mechanized infantry base in Tamsui

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President Tsai Ing-wen (center) with Guandu Area Command's first mechanized infantry company. (Military News Agency photo)

President Tsai Ing-wen (center) with Guandu Area Command's first mechanized infantry company. (Military News Agency photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Feb. 14) continued her visits to the armed forces by stopping by the base of the Army Guandu Area Command's first mechanized infantry company to thank soldiers who stood by their posts over the Lunar New Year.

After having visited the Coast Guard’s second patrol area command Sunday morning, Tsai made a pitstop in Tamsui to observe daily operations at the Guandu Area Command's first mechanized infantry company base. In addition to observing a troop assembly and maneuvering exercise, she also visited the area where soldiers conduct extra training in their spare time.

The president also handed out red envelopes to express gratitude as the troops continue to uphold their duty during the Spring Festival, Liberty Times reported.

Tsai was accompanied by Secretary-General of the National Security Council Ku Li-hsiung (顧立雄), Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa (嚴德發), and other high-ranking military and government officials.


Updated : 2021-03-07 23:51 GMT+08:00