Marshall Islands to see Wang at nat’l celebrations

Friday, April 18, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- President Chen Shui-bian has appointed Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng to attend the Marshall Islands’ May 1 National Day celebrations on his behalf, legislative sources said yesterday.

The Marshall Islands, located in the South Pacific, is one of Taiwan’s 23 diplomatic allies.

Marshall Islands President Litokwa Tomeing visited Taiwan in March, during which he delivered a speech at the Legislative Yuan.

In his speech, Tomeing reaffirmed support for Taiwan’s bid to join the United Nations and other major international organizations.

Following Tomeing’s speech, Wang expressed hopes that Taiwan and the Marshall Islands will work together to boost exchanges in various fields. He also promised that the legislature will do more to contribute to the realization of bilateral cooperation projects.

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