11 Mar 2013

Tuvalu opens embassy in Taipei

11:19 am on 11 March 2013

Taiwan's diplomatic ally Tuvalu will open an embassy in the capital, Taipei, this week.

Island Business says Tuvalu's Prime Minister Willy Telavi and the ambassador to Taiwan, Minute Taupo, will co-host the embassy's opening ceremony in Taipei on March the 14th.

The embassy's office will be located in the Taipei World Trade Center's International Trade Building.

A Taiwanese official says they believe the launch of the embassy will bring closer bilateral ties.

Tuvalu is one of Taiwan's 23 diplomatic allies.