Taiwan President Meets with UN Ambassadors, Expresses Gratitude for Diplomatic Support
President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, met this week in Taiwan with the United Nations’ Permanent Representatives of several countries that have allied with the island nation. In her address to the five ambassadors, President Tsai thanked each of them for their support on international platforms. She reiterated Taiwan’s commitment in working with them and the countries they represent, with an aim to strive to safeguard the universal values of freedom and democracy, and work together with the international community to promote global and regional development. Her address was delivered before Ambassador Inga Rhonda King of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ambassador Amatlain Elizabeth Kabua of the Marshall Islands, Chargé d’Affaires José Eduardo Pereira Sosa of Paraguay, Ambassador Carlos Fuller of Belize and Ambassador Margo Reminisse Deiye of Nauru. She noted that all five countries are staunch diplomatic allies of Taiwan, and that over the years, the interactions have grown increasingly close. The meeting comes at a time when Taiwan has lost several allies in recent years. The Economist publication has indicated that there is a cheque book policy at play where China has the financial ability to offer significantly more finances than Taiwan to other countries.