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    Taiwan-Paraguay ties not affected by removal of Pres. Lugo

    Taiwan-Paraguay ties not affected by removal of Pres. Lugo

      Relations between Taiwan and the Republic of Paraguay are not affected by the recent dismissal of the president of that South American country friend, Fernando Lugo, confirmed senior officials of the Chancellery of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

    Hsia Chi-chang, deputy director general of Department of Information and Cultural Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, said the new president Guarani, Federico Franco, visited Taiwan last year in his capacity of vice president of his country, to participate in the activities out in celebration of the centenary of the founding of the Republic of China.

    In addition, all cooperation projects between Taiwan and Paraguay continue to be performed in accordance with their respective itineraries due, Hsia said.

    "All aspects clearly show that Taiwan and Paraguay maintain the excellent traditional relations of friendship," said Hsia.

    For his part, Director General of the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Jaime CM Wu said that until the present moment, the Taiwanese community in the country Guarani resident had not been found affected by the Paraguayan political incident.

    Lugo was dismissed on 22 this month by the Paraguayan parliament for malfeasance in office, among other charges.

    Replying to foreign criticism that described the impeachment of President Lugo as a "coup", Franco, who assumed the presidency of his country immediately after Lugo was demoted in an impeachment of Parliament, argued that the departure of ex-president was not the result of a "coup", but a political judgment that respected the Constitution.
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