Nauru’s President Waqa arrives in Taiwan

President Baron Waqa of Nauru arrived on a state visit to Taiwan on Tuesday.

In a welcome speech, President Tsai Ing-wen noted that this is Waqa's 13th visit to Taiwan. Tsai said this shows Taiwan's close relationship with its Pacific ally. Tsai said the two countries work together in agriculture technology, health, medicine, clean energy and education. The president also thanked Nauru for supporting Taiwan's participation in international organizations.

President Waqa noted that his country has enjoyed diplomatic ties with Taiwan for more than 34 years. Waqa said that every developing country wants to learn from Taiwan's development and the spirit of its people. Waqa said he hopes that Taiwan and its allies will work together on climate change, disaster response, food production, green energy, technology and manpower.

Waqa also invited Tsai to visit Nauru next January, when the island nation will celebrate 50 years of independence.

Source: Radio Taiwan International