Taiwan thanks ‘Indian friends’ for their support on its 109th National Day

New Delhi (NVI): On the occasion of 109th National Day, Taiwan expressed its gratitude to all the people around the world and especially to its “Indian friends” who congratulated and extended support to the nation on its National Day.

“Proud to see our flag fly high and be recognized all over the world. We thank the people from so many countries who today expressed congratulations and support. Especially our Indian friends. Namaste!” Taiwanese Vice-President Lai Ching-te tweeted.

Taiwan in India took to its twitter handle and wrote, “TECC in India is deeply grateful to Indian friends for their vibrant support on the 109th National Day of the ROC Taiwan. Taiwan looks forward to working closely with India to harness the challenges posed by the pandemic and to enhance our cooperation on global supply chains.”

“Hats off to friends from around the world this year, #India in particular, for celebrating #TaiwanNationalDay. With your support, #TaiwanFlag of Taiwan will definitely be more resilient in meeting challenges, especially those “Get Lost” types. JW,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC Taiwan also tweeted.

Furthermore, in a strong message to Beijing, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on the National Day celebrations today said that Taiwan will play an active role in establishing new regional and international order in the face of Chinese aggression against democracies.

Earlier this week, the Chinese embassy in Delhi had written to Indian media and called upon them to not refer to Taiwan as a “nation”.

India had responded to the Chinese diktat by saying that Indian media is a “free” entity and they can report on any issue they deem “fit”.

Meanwhile, following the Chinese embassy’s opposition to Indian media’s coverage of Taiwan National Day, large poster wishing Taiwan on its ‘National Day’ was put up outside the Chinese Embassy complex in New Delhi.

In addition to this, National Taiwan Day 2020 became one of the top trends on Twitter in India, with several Indian citizens, top journalists and politicians wishing the nation on the historic day.

-CHK