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Tsai observes drill with president of Paraguay

  • President Tsai and Paraguay's President Benitez

    President Tsai and Paraguay's President Benitez

    President Tsai Ing-wen (right) and Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez (left) observe a military drill on Tuesday. (Photo by CNA)
President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday observed an air and ground military drill together with the visiting president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benitez.
The drill took place at the Army's Aviation and Special Forces Command base in Taoyuan. A field training exercise simulated a counterattack by air and ground forces against invaders attacking the local military base in Lungtan.
Over 500 military personnel took part in the exercise, which also involved tanks and armored vehicles. The air power on display included Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, as well as F-16 and IDF fighter jets.
President Abdo of Paraguay arrived in Taiwan on Saturday for a weeklong state visit that will take in the National Day celebrations on Wednesday.