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Canadian parliamentarian lauds Taiwan diplomat's work in advancing bilateral ties

Song Shen-wu will leave Canada after 7 years at Taiwan's representative office in Ottawa

Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group Chair Judy Sgro. (Judy Sgro photo)

Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group Chair Judy Sgro. (Judy Sgro photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Song Shen-wu (宋申武), a diplomat at Taiwan’s Canada representative office, has been lauded by parliamentarian Judy Sgro for his outstanding work.

Sgro, chair of the Canada-Taiwan Friendship Group, issued a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday (Dec. 8) affirming Song’s dedication to advancing Taiwan-Canada relations during his tenure, CNA reported.

According to Sgro, Song joined the representative office in July 2014, where he was first appointed head of the news team. Currently, he is in charge of the office's business affairs.

The diplomat is scheduled to leave his post and return to Taiwan in January 2022. He previously served in Taipei, Singapore, and the U.S.

Sgro said that Song has strived to educate Canadians about the history and culture of his home country. He also worked hard to ensure Canadian parliamentarians understand the contributions Taiwan can bring to Canada and the world.

Most importantly, he made sure Canada regarded Taiwan's political situation as a primary concern, Sgro noted. The Canadian parliamentarian thanked Song for his outstanding work in the Ottawa area and wished him all the best upon returning home.

Song responded via a Facebook post thanking Sgro for her kind words.