17 Feb 2015

Tuvaluans to get medical help in Taiwan

8:36 pm on 17 February 2015

Tuvalu has signed a deal for Taiwan to provide medical treatment for people who need to be referred off island.

The caretaker prime minister Enele Sopoaga says a decision has still to be made about what sort of patients would be sent to Taiwan for further treatment.

Mr Sopoaga has also re-affirmed his country's support for Taiwan joining the United Nations.

Tuvalu Enele Sopoaga

Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga Photo: RNZI / Jamie Tahana