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Taiwan says top leaders not slated to visit Caribbean allies

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 11:11 AM
President Tsai Ing-wen

TAIPEI, CMC – Contrary to media reports, neither the president nor vice president of Taiwan is planning to visit the country’s diplomatic allies in Africa and the Caribbean soon, the Taiwan's Presidential Office said yesterday.

The statement was made in response to reporters’ questions about reports that President Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled this year to visit four of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in the Caribbean and two in Africa.

When any visits by Taiwan’s two top leaders are scheduled, the Presidential Office usually informs the public.

The countries mentioned in the report were Swaziland and Burkina Faso in Africa, and St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean.

Taiwan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lee paid an official visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines on February 1, signing two agreements for Taiwan to provide assistance in of health and information security.