New Delhi (NVI): The Taiwan government today held Diwali celebrations at the capital Taipei with the country’s foreign minister Jausheh Joseph Wu and Indian envoy Gourangalal Das, in attendance.
In another sign of the growing friendship between the two countries, a Diwali event was held at the historical Taipei Guest House which is often used to host government guests.
Taiwan’s foreign minister Wu, in a tweet, shared pictures of the event saying: “Happy #Diwali to #IndiaFlag of India & all friends around the world from the great fellow democracy. It’s awesome that I’m one of YOU tonight in #TaiwanFlag of Taiwan. We’re #StrongerTogether! #Namaste JW.”
Happy #Diwali to #India🇮🇳 & all friends around the world from the great fellow democracy. It’s awesome that I’m one of YOU tonight in #Taiwan🇹🇼. We’re #StrongerTogether! #Namaste JW pic.twitter.com/LiuDL4FImE
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) November 13, 2020
Notably, India had also celebrated Taiwan’s National Day on October 1, for which the country thanked India, while also taking a jibe at China.
“Hats off to friends from around the world this year, India in particular, for celebrating the Taiwan National Day. With your support, Taiwan will definitely be more resilient in meeting challenges, especially those “Get Lost” types,” Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry had said in a tweet.
China considers the island nation of Taiwan, or the Republic of China, as part of its territory, and regards it as a wayward province.
The celebrations come amid border tensions between India and China that have shown no sign of respite despite a series of military and diplomatic level engagements.