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Taiwan expresses deep regret at Guyana's termination of agreement to mutually establish offices

  • Date:2021-02-05
  • Data Source:Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs

February 5, 2021


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses deep regret at the unilateral decision by the government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to terminate a bilateral agreement with Taiwan on the mutual establishment of offices, less than 24 hours after the accord was announced. The government of Taiwan is disappointed that despite multiple efforts, Guyana did not change its decision made under pressure from the Chinese government.


Taiwan expresses its deepest displeasure and condemnation at the Chinese government for resorting again to bullying tactics to suppress Taiwan's international presence and deny the Taiwanese people the right to participate in international affairs. The Chinese government's relentless efforts to isolate Taiwan in the international arena contradict its leader's recent declaration that “the strong should not bully the weak” and “decision should not be made by simply showing off strong muscles or waving a big fist.” By saying one thing and doing another, the Chinese government further exposes its malevolent nature and deepens the chasm between the peoples on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait.


The Republic of China (Taiwan) is an independent and sovereign country. Its people have the right to engage in meaningful exchanges and foster relations with other countries, as well as participate in international organizations and activities. To ensure Taiwan's survival and development, Taiwan's diplomats will continue to work diligently and persistently to expand Taiwan's international participation and presence, thereby safeguarding its national dignity and interests. (E)