Taiwan official to attend El Salvador president-elect’s inauguration

  • 06 May, 2014
  • Editor

The foreign ministry says a Taiwanese official will lead a delegation to attend the inauguration of El Salvador’s president-elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren. That’s the word from foreign ministry official Yeh Der-guei on Tuesday.

El Salvador is scheduled to hold the inauguration for Ceren on June 1st and Taiwan has already received a letter of invitation.

Panama, another ally of Taiwan, just ended its general elections on May4th. Panamanian president-elect Juan Carlos Varela will be sworn-in on July 1st.

Yeh spoke on the government’s plans.

“We will attend the inauguration [in El Salvador]. But we are still working on the plans now and cannot announce yet which high-ranking government official will lead a delegation to attend the event. As for Panama, its general elections just ended yesterday and we have yet to receive an invitatio,.” said Yeh.

Panama’s president-elect Juan Carlos Varela visited Taiwan in 2010 in his capacity of vice president. During his visit, he was decorated by President Ma Ying-jeou with the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon.


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