Taipei, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) presented a medal to outgoing Ambassador Rachel Coupaud of Haiti on Monday in recognition of her contributions to promoting Taiwan-Haiti ties over her eight-year tenure.
At a ceremony held in Taipei, Wu conferred the Order of the Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon on Coupaud and thanked her for her efforts in strengthening bilateral political, cultural and economic relations and promoting exchanges and understanding between the two peoples.
Coupaud expressed her gratitude to her friends in Taiwan for their help over the years and said she believed two-way ties will continue to flourish in the years to come, benefiting the people of both countries.
During her eight years in office, Ambassador Coupaud arranged for visits to Taiwan by former President Michel Joseph Martelly and incumbent President Jovenel Moïse, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) press release.
Haiti was also the first stop on President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) tour of Taiwan’s Caribbean allies in 2019. The ambassador flew back to Haiti to welcome Tsai’s delegation, MOFA said in the press release.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel