Jul 12, 2017 Market Comments Off on Taiwan grants Paraguayan nationals visa-free entry
President Tsai Ing-wen has announced that Taiwan is extending visa-free entry to nationals of Taiwan's South American ally Paraguay.
Tsai announced the decision Wednesday while meeting with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes. Cartes arrived in Taiwan Tuesday as the two sides mark sixty years of diplomatic ties.
Tsai said the decision to allow Paraguayans visa free entry to Taiwan comes after a recent executive order in which Cartes waived visas for Taiwanese nationals visiting Paraguay.
During her meeting with Cartes, Tsai thanked Paraguay for its support of Taiwan on the international stage.
She also said that government is working to implement promises she made during an address she gave to Paraguay's congress last year. Tsai had announced increases in the number of scholarships for study in Taiwan offered to Paraguayan students as well as an increase in the import quota for Paraguayan beef.
During the meeting, Taiwan and Paraguay also concluded an economic cooperation agreement under which the two sides agree to reduce tariffs on certain imports. They also agree to promote bilateral investment as well as small and medium sized enterprises.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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