Left Menu
Development News Edition

Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan has signed an agreement with Somaliland to "establish good relations" and that the two countries "share a deep-seated love of freedom & democracy," Wu wrote on Twitter. Taiwan has formal diplomatic relations with only 15 countries due to pressure from China, which considers the island to be its territory with no right to state-to-state ties. Somaliland is a self-declared state internationally recognised only as an autonomous region of Somalia.

Reuters | Taipei | Updated: 01-07-2020 13:20 IST | Created: 01-07-2020 13:20 IST
Taiwan to establish representative office in unrecognised Somaliland

Taiwan will establish a representative office in the breakaway African region of Somaliland, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, amid an escalating diplomatic tug-of-war between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan has signed an agreement with Somaliland to "establish good relations" and that the two countries "share a deep-seated love of freedom & democracy," Wu wrote on Twitter.

Taiwan has formal diplomatic relations with only 15 countries due to pressure from China, which considers the island to be its territory with no right to state-to-state ties. Somaliland is a self-declared state internationally recognised only as an autonomous region of Somalia. It is strategically located on the Horn of Africa on the shores of the Gulf of Aden, facing war-torn Yemen.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

Gen.G rally past Liquid to reach cs_summit 6 - NA final

Gen.G Esports used a big rally to sink Team Liquid in the lower-bracket final on Saturday and reach the grand final at the cssummit 6 Online North America event. Already down a map and trailing 10-6 on the second, Gen.G fought back for a 2-...

Croats go to polls amid sharp economic downturn, rising infections

Some 3.85 million Croats are eligible to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new government at a time when coronavirus infections are on the rise and the economy is facing a sharp downturn.Polling stations will open at 0500 GMT and close at 17...

Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs. U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese drillsTwo U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as ...

Reuters World News Summary

Following is a summary of current world news briefs. German animal-rights protesters target meat plant linked to cornavirus clusterGerman animal-rights activists protested outside a meat factory in North Rhine Westphalia on Saturday where h...

Give Feedback