New Kiribati envoy presents credentials to Taiwan’s president

Taipei, New Kiribati Ambassador to the Republic of China Tessie Eria Lambourne presented her credentials to President Tsai Ing-wen (???) at the Presidential Office Friday.

Hailing Lambourne as a long-time good friend of Taiwan, Tsai welcomed Lambourne to her new post in Taiwan and expressed hope that she will help deepen mutually beneficial ties in the fields of medical care, agriculture, clean energy, talent training and infrastructure.

Taiwan and Kiribati have maintained diplomatic ties for 15 years and the two countries have engaged in more than 100 cooperative ventures.

As Lambourne is concurrently serving as Kiribati's ambassador to Japan and South Korea, Tsai said that this is an indication that the Pacific Island nation pays great significance to its relations with Taiwan.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel