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Relations with Fiji remain unchanged: foreign ministry


Taiwan’s relations with Fiji remain unchanged after the closure of the country’s representative office in Taipei. That’s the word from Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Eleanor Wang on Thursday.

The South Pacific country announced the closure of its Taipei office suddenly on May 10. Fiji says it decided to close the office after considering staffing needs at its other missions and embassies around the world. The country does not have formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Wang said Taiwan and Fiji will continue to work together despite the recent change.

“We have very good relations [with Fiji], and that remains unchanged. Fiji is an important transportation hub in the South Pacific in a key strategic location. Taiwan has six diplomatic allies in the South Pacific, it is a very important region for our foreign relations. Therefore we take our relations with Fiji seriously, and will continue to build on them,” said Wang.