Over 260 dignitaries congratulate Tsai on second inauguration

  • 20 May, 2020
  • Paula Chao
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the government opted for a scaled-down inauguration ceremony. (CNA photo)

The foreign ministry says that over 260 dignitaries from 47 countries and international organizations have sent their congratulations to President Tsai Ing-wen on the occasion of her second inauguration.

President Tsai and her new vice president, William Lai, were sworn in on Wednesday.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government opted for a scaled-down ceremony without foreign dignitaries in attendance.

In a press release, the foreign ministry said that most dignitaries send their congratulations in the form of a letter, statement, tweet, or video.

These dignitaries include Pope Francis and the leaders of Taiwan’s other diplomatic allies.


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