Kiribati to open embassy in Taiwan

05/23/2013 02:47 PM
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Taipei, May 23 (CNA) Kiribati will open an embassy in Taipei May 31, with Kiribati President Anote Tong hosting the inauguration ceremony, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.

Tong will visit Taiwan May 29-June 4, during which he is scheduled to meet with President Ma Ying-jeou and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-Pyng to discuss issues of mutual concern, said Benjamin Ho, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at a news briefing.

Tong will also visit Magong Airport to learn more about a photovoltaic system project in outlying Penghu County, the ministry said. He will also visit a marine biology research center there, the ministry added.

(By Elaine Hou)ENDITEM/J

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