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President Tsai receives congratulations from foreign guests attending 2020 National Day Celebration

President Tsai receives congratulations from foreign guests attending 2020 National Day Celebration


On the morning of October 10 at the Presidential Office Building, President Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, received congratulations from members of the diplomatic corps and foreign organizations stationed in Taiwan, as well as representatives from international organizations who came to take part in the 2020 Double Tenth National Day Celebration of the Republic of China.

At 9:50 a.m. members of the foreign diplomatic corps came forward one-by-one to congratulate President Tsai and Vice President Lai. The president and vice president in turn expressed their appreciation to the guests for attending the celebration. Also in attendance were Secretary-General to the President David T. Lee (李大維) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮).

Foreign guests who attended the event to offer congratulations included 15 members of the foreign diplomatic corps stationed in Taiwan: St. Christopher and Nevis Ambassador Jasmine Elise Huggins (Dean of the foreign diplomatic corps in Taiwan), Paraguayan Ambassador Marcial Bobadilla Guillen, Palauan Ambassador Dilmei Louisa Olkeriil, Haitian Ambassador Rachel Coupaud, Belize Ambassador Diane C. Haylock, Tuvalu Ambassador Limasene Teatu and Mr. Teatu, Saint Lucia Ambassador Edwin Laurent, Marshall Islands Ambassador Neijon R. Edwards, Guatemalan Ambassador Willy Alberto Gomez Tirado, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador Andrea Clare Bowman, Nauruan Ambassador Jarden Kephas, Honduran Ambassador Eny Yamileth Bautista Guevara, Charge d’Affaires Mirna Rivera of the Embassy of Nicaragua, Charge d’Affaires a.i. Monsignor Arnaldo Catalan of the Apostolic Nunciature, and Eswatini Charge d’Affaires Lindiwe Cynthia Trizah Kunene; guests from foreign organizations stationed in Taiwan: American Institute in Taiwan Taipei Office Director William Brent Christensen and Mrs. Christensen, Head of the European Economic and Trade Office Filip Grzegorzewski, Singapore Trade Office in Taipei Trade Representative Yip Wei Kiat, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Acting Chief Representative Yokochi Akira, Australian Office Taipei Representative Gary Richard Cowan and Mrs. Cowan, India-Taipei Association Director General Gourangalal Das and Mrs. Das, Korean Mission in Taipei Representative Young Hoon Kang and Mrs. Kang, Malaysian Friendship and Trade Centre in Taipei President Sharon Ho Swee Peng, New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office Director Moira Turley, French Office in Taipei Acting Director Guillaume Delvallée and Mrs. Delvallée, German Institute Taipei Director General Thomas Prinz and Mrs. Prinz, British Office Taipei Representative Catherine Elizabeth Nettleton, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Executive Director Jordan Reeves and Mrs. Reeves, and Somaliland Representative Office in Taiwan Representative Mohamed Omar Hagi Mohamoud; and representatives of international organizations: World Vegetable Center Director General Marco Wopereis and Mrs. Wopereis, and Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region Director Su-San Chang (張淑賢) and her husband.

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