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Tsai to visit three Pacific island allies

2017/10/13 18:06:12

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will be visiting three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Pacific from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, according to the Presidential Office on Friday.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Wu Chih-chung (吳志中) said at a Presidential Office press conference that the president will visit the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands.

Tsai will be meeting with senior officials of the three countries during her eight-day trip to promote bilateral ties, Wu said.

Six of Taiwan's 20 formal diplomatic allies are in the Pacific, including Nauru, Kiribati and Palau.

(By Liu Lee-jung and Kuan-lin Liu)