PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT
Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center
Center for Pacific Islands Studies/University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
TUVALU GOVERNOR GENERAL VISITS TAIWAN
TAIPEI, Taiwan (May 19, 1999 – PACNEWS)---Tuvalu Governor General Sir Tomasi Puapua and his wife are in Taiwan for a four-day official visit.
The Taiwanese Central News Agency reported that they were greeted at the airport by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister, Jason Hu, on Tuesday.
Besides meeting with President Lee Teng-hui and other Government leaders, Sir Tomasi also will undergo a medical examination at National Taiwan University Hospital.
Tuvalu, a Polynesian country with a population of 13,000 and a land area of 26 square kilometers (10.4 square miles), established diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, a year after becoming independent from Britain.